Gary Johnson secures place on ballot in Pennsylvania - YES!Submitted by legalizeliberty on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 20:14
HARRISBURG — A state judge Wednesday ruled that Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson will remain on the Pennsylvania ballot for November’s general election.
Commonwealth Court Judge James Gardner Colins determined that Johnson had collected 20,730 valid signatures, just above the threshold of 20,601 signature required by state law for third parties to get on the ballot.
Along with Johnson, the Libertarians will their candidates on the ballot for U.S. Senate, state auditor general, state attorney general and state treasurer.
Tom Stevens, chairman of the Pennsylvania Libertarian Party, said the ruling was a victory in an uphill battle against the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, which had brought the challenge against Johnson.
“Now the voters of Pennsylvania will have an opportunity to have a real choice in who to vote for in statewide and national elections this November,” he told PA Independent.