Ballot Access News reports that a US District Court decision has put the Green and Constitution parties on the Tennessee ballot. Both parties have in recent years collected thousands of signatures in that state, but failed to make the cutoff which was over 40,000 valid. The most recent Ballot Access News also reports that Americans Elect has finished petitioning in Tennessee. The Libertarian Party was not part of the lawsuit and has not made any real attempt (at least recently, if ever) to do the full party petition in Tennessee, so it is still not on the ballot there. However, Tennessee has one of the easiest requirements of any state to put an independent presidential ticket on the ballot with 275 signatures (previously 25), and the LP customarily qualifies that way. Tennessee is now one of two states (along with Wisconsin) where the Constitution Party is on the ballot but the Libertarians are not. Greens, but not Libertarians, are currently on the ballot in DC, Maine, Massachusetts, New York and West Virginia. Tennessee is now the only state where both the Green and Constitution Parties are on the ballot but the Libertarians are not.
Tennessee Court Decision Puts Green, Constitution Parties on the Ballot
February 6th, 2012 · written by paulie · 8 Comments