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Oklahoma knocks Libertarian hopeful off ballot

From OklahomaWatchdog.org -

The Oklahoma State Election Board removed the Americans Elect party from the November presidential election ballot Wednesday, effectively knocking out Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson.

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Americans Elect gained ballot status in March after a successful petition campaign that enjoyed the support of David Boren, now president of the University of Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma effort began with fanfare in January, achieving success in March, after a Libertarian-organized drive fell short of the required signatures. Oklahoma is widely considered one of the most difficult states for ballot access.

Just weeks ago, local activists submitted electors to state officials, in support of Johnson, but on a parallel track the national Americans Elect party informed the Election Board it was abandoning its drive “in all states in which Americans Elect has obtained a ballot access line” with the “unanimous written consent” of the national group’s directors.

Full story here - http://watchdog.org/53096/ok-flash-americans-elect-ballot-li...



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I am so angry at Oklahoma

I just discovered today about OK pulling this. I am both angry and ashamed. I was born and raised in Oklahoma and this horrible. I did some research and will be starting a grassroots movement against this of defilement of the political process.

all Johnson needs is 5% in the general

this should not affect him in the least.

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I am literally seeing red.

I live in Ok and this is so wrong. Hopefully Gary will follow through with litigation. I will vote for barry now if Gary Johnson is not on the ballot here!

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Registration Fee

Did GJ get the registration fee refunded?

Sucks for Gary, hope he can

Sucks for Gary, hope he can still get in the debates.

Third parties are the gulag

Third parties are the gulag of American politics.

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Americans Elect = CFR

Americans Elect = CFR

That's such crap. I don't

That's such crap. I don't agree with Americans Elect, or Johnson, but everyone deserves ballot access if they want it.

Blessings )o(

Didn't Evelyn de Rothschild

Didn't Evelyn de Rothschild have big influence in Americans Elect? I was thinking they wanted people to nominate Paul for Americans Elect but there were warnings that they'd screw Dr. Paul. Rothschild originally supported Jon Huntsman. Do you think Gary Johnson is being dumped because they know Paul supporters will vote for him? How many states is this going to affect?

It seems like OK is the only state...

where they will be successful.

They have tried similar things in PA and MI.

Re Gary Johnson/3rd Party, see also Iowa

http://www.dailypaul.com/251694/republicans-work-to-remove-g...

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That's not cool.

I don't necessarily agree with everything Johnson says, but I think he has just as much of a right to be on that ballot as anyone else.

America's Elect

Was a phoney set up by the establishment. Just encase they didn't get there candidate nominated in the republican party. Now that they stole the election they have withdrawn the ballot access for others. My thoughts of course.
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It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

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I'm confused.

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About what?

OK pulled the traditional - "You don't have enough valid signatures" - to the Libertarian Party.

America Elects wasn't bothered with by the political censors because they weren't (supposedly) going to have a candidate - even though they collected the signatures. Once the 'Man' successfully foiled the L's, America Elects stepped up. Now - rather than coming up with evidence or precedence that could be used against America Elects with regards to Johnson - the OK Election Board is just saying it doesn't count because their lawyers said they could get away with excluding GJ from the ballot.

I love living in a free country where we get a robust amount of choices. I think the rest of the world should adopt America's version of fascism. They would be much happier.

What now?

Can this still be reversed?

I think I'm going to vomit...corrupt bastards...

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