Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Wyoming Keeps Don Blankenship Off Ballot Due to a Paperwork Error

Ballot Access News

The Constitution Party is ballot-qualified in Wyoming, but its presidential nominee, Don Blankenship, is not on the ballot because the state party didn’t certify his name immediately after its state convention. It did certify the names of its presidential elector candidates, and its nominees for congress and state office.

The Wyoming law says parties that nominate by convention must certify their nominees “immediately after the state convention.” The major parties have more time to do that. President Trump was not even nominated by the Republican Party until August 24, but the Secretary of State says the Constitution Party’s deadline was August 17.

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