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4 minor presidential candidates qualify for Wash. ballot

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Aug. 4, 2012 at 8:30 am |
August 3, 2012 6:12 pm

The Justice Party was the fourth of potentially six minor parties to qualify their presidential candidates for the Nov. 6 ballot in Washington state as of Friday’s deadline to submit convention signatures. Two other parties submitted signatures from party-nominating conventions and a review of them for adequacy is expected Monday, the Office of Secretary of State says.

Running on the Justice Party ticket are Ross C. (Rocky) Anderson of Salt Lake City and Luis J. Rodriguez of San Fernando, Calif. Also qualified so far are:

  • Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson of New Mexico and his vice presidential hopeful James P. Gray of Newport Beach, Calif.;
  • Socialism and Liberation Party candidates Peta Lindsay of Los Angeles, president, and Yari Osorio of New York, vice president;
  • Socialist Workers Party candidates James Harris of Los Angeles, president, and Alyson Kennedy of Chicago, vice president.

Two other parties submitted signatures from conventions ahead of the deadline. A determination whether they have enough signatures will be made Monday for:

  • Constitution Party candidates Virgil Goode of Virginia, president, and James N. Clymer of Pennsylvania, vice president;
  • Green Party candidates Jill Stein of Massachusetts, president, and Cheri Honkala of Philadelphia, vice president.

Linda Boyd of the Justice Party of Washington announced the news for her party in an email to supporters that said: “Now we can place our vote for Rocky in November and build an alternative to the corrupt two party system!”

 

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