Monday, May 21, 2018

Don Blankenship Says West Virginia Constitution Party Has Nominated Him for U.S. Senate

Ballot Access News

This article says Don Blankenship has announced that he has obtained the U.S. Senate nomination of the Constitution Party of West Virginia.

The Constitution Party is not ballot-qualified in West Virginia, but the petition requirement for U.S. Senate for the nominees of unqualified parties is 4,537, due August 1, not terribly difficult. The number is 1% of the number of votes cast for U.S. Senate in West Virginia in 2014 (there was no U.S. Senate election in West Virginia in 2016).

It is somewhat unclear whether he can be kept off the ballot because he had run earlier this year in the Republican primary.

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