Nine presidential petitions have been submitted to the Minnesota Secretary of State. If they are all valid, then Minnesota will have eleven presidential candidates on the November ballot. In Minnesota, as in half the states, independent candidates are free to choose a partisan label other than just the word “independent.”
The petitions are for the presidential nominees of these parties: Constitution, Grassroots, Green, Justice, Libertarian, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Socialist, and Socialist Workers. Also one independent presidential candidate. Dean Morstad, filed.
Minnesota had eleven presidential candidates on the November 1996 ballot. Thanks to Jim Ivey for this news.