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Arkansas Rejects Petitions for American Third Position Party, Justice Party, and Constitution Party

Ballot Access News | An earlier post today mentions that the Arkansas Secretary of State has determined that Rocky Anderson did not have enough valid signatures to be on the ballot as an independent presidential candidate. The same office has also determined that American Third Position also did not have enough valid signatures, nor did the independent presidential petition for Virgil Goode. Virgil Goode is the nominee of the Constitution Party. This means that the only presidential petition that succeeded this year was the petition of the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party, a Mormon, is the former Mayor of Salt Lake City in Utah.

The Green Party and the Libertarian Party were already qualified parties, so they did not need to petition for President. Arkansas requires 1,000 signatures for independent presidential candidates, and also requires 1,000 signatures for unqualified parties to place a presidential nominee on the ballot.

On August 13, the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office notified Rocky Anderson’s campaign that his petition to be on the ballot as an independent presidential candidate did not contain as many as 1,000 valid signatures. Anderson had submitted 1,300, and had checked his own petition before submitting it, and believes the petition does have at least 1,000 valid signatures.

On August 6, The News Advance reported

The State Board of Elections is asking the attorney general to investigate some petitions aimed at getting Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode on the presidential ballot in Virginia.

“You don’t need to be a handwriting expert to figure this one out,” said Don Palmer, secretary of the elections board. Palmer said the same person appears to have written in many of the names on some petitions from Northern Virginia.

A news release from the election board, which met Monday, said the board “voted unanimously to request the office of the attorney general to investigate suspected petition fraud on petition forms submitted by the Constitution Party in its efforts to gain ballot access for its presidential candidate.”

Goode, who has said his campaign collected more than 14,000 signatures, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

The American Third Position submitted 1250 signatures and also believes that we have at least 1,000 valid signatures. A3P intends to challenge the decision in Arkansas.

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  1. […] Arkansas Rejects Petitions for American Third Position Party, Justice Party, and Constitution Party […]

  2. Guest Hack says:

    Rocky Anderson is not a Mormon. Nice job…

    • American3P says:

      Mr. Hack, this article is a quote from various internet sources as noted in the text. No one here knows Mr. Anderson. Thanks for your comment.

      Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson was born in Logan, Utah, one of three children of Roy and Grace Anderson. His parents both worked at a local lumber yard, Anderson Lumber Company, founded by Rocky’s great-grandfather, a Norwegian immigrant carpenter who had converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (also known as the Mormons).

  3. Robt Hauser says:

    Figures….Arkansas is the State that put the ultimate trailer trash, Bill Clinton and his wife, into the governor's mansion wasn't it? America was founded and made once great by White men….not white trash like the Clintons and Bushes….when in the god damned Hell are people in this country going to wake up?

  4. JamesinUSA says:

    Anything to try and keep third parties from getting on the ballot!