The Rhode Island Secretary of State has determined that the Libertarian presidential petition has enough valid signatures. The Secretary’s office is keeping a running tally of the number of valid signatures being reported by various towns and cities. The state requires 1,000 valid signatures.
Some cities and towns haven’t reported yet. Providence has made a partial report and will be sending in more later this week. So far, the other presidential petitions have this many valid signatures: Green 996, Party for Socialism and Liberation 897, Constitution 865, and Justice 621.
Because September 11, Tuesday, is primary day in Rhode Island, not much work will be done on the petition tally by most towns for a few days yet. Thanks to Bob Johnston for the news about the Libertarian petition, which has 1,277 valid signatures already. There is no more need for the state to tally any more signatures on that petition.