Merlin Miller | The American Third Position Party has received notice from the Division of Elections, Tennessee Department of State, that Merlin Miller qualified to be on the ballot in Tennessee. This November, Tennessee voters will be able to choose Merlin Miller for President and Virginia Abernethy for Vice President – as independent candidates, rather than the Democratic and Republican “establishment” candidates. As a representative for America’s traditional middle-class, the American Third Position Party is growing as a much needed populist alternative. Merlin, Virginia and the A3P would like to thank those Electors who have come forward in support and to the many party members and other supporters who petitioned on our behalf. Ballot Access Coordinator, Harry Bertram, and Matt M. traveled from out of state to assist. It is a grueling process that is difficult for independent candidates and third parties to qualify, but Tennessee ballot access is more reasonable than many other states. We have now qualified to be on the ballot in Colorado, New Jersey, and Tennessee – with other states to follow including various write-in applications.
According to Richard Winger of Ballot-Access.org
Tennessee Approves Independent Presidential Petitions for Gary Johnson and Merlin Miller, but Says Rocky Anderson Lacks 20 Valid Signatures
August 21st, 2012
Tennessee has verified the validity of the independent presidential petitions for Gary Johnson and Merlin Miller, but says the Rocky Anderson petition only has 255 valid signatures, and 275 are needed. Anderson volunteers will work with election officials to find signatures that may have been improperly rejected.
The Green Party and Constitution Parties didn’t need independent presidential petitions because they are ballot-qualified parties.
-Ballot Access News is edited and published by Richard Winger, the nation’s leading expert on ballot access legal issues.
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