Libertarian presidential nominee gets spot on Ohio ballot - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Libertarian presidential nominee gets spot on Ohio ballot

Posted: Updated:
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -

Ohio's elections chief has cleared the way for Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson to appear on fall ballots in the critical swing state.
    
Johnson's ballot access had been in question after party activists submitted paperwork and voter signatures earlier this month on behalf of a different candidate. They said they planned to swap in Johnson.
    
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted has said Ohio law neither openly permits nor bars the switch, but he would allow it as long as elections boards validated enough voter signatures.
    
Husted's office announced Wednesday that Johnson's supporters have met the signature requirements.
    
Libertarians aren't recognized as a political party in Ohio, so activists sought to collect enough signatures from voters to get Johnson on the ballot by way of a process for independent candidates.


(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Cost of governor's race topped $64M, shy of state record

    Cost of governor's race topped $64M, shy of state record

    Monday, December 10 2018 1:27 PM EST2018-12-10 18:27:13 GMT

    Spending in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race topped $64 million, as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf thumped Republican Scott Wagner to win a second term.

    More >>

    Spending in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race topped $64 million, as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf thumped Republican Scott Wagner to win a second term.

    More >>
  • A somber day when firefighters who responded to fatal Youngstown fire returned to work

    A somber day when firefighters who responded to fatal Youngstown fire returned to work

    Thursday, December 13 2018 1:05 AM EST2018-12-13 06:05:00 GMT

    Youngstown firefighters who responded to the horrific house fire that killed five children Sunday returned to the job Wednesday. Battalion Chief John Lightly said it is therapeutic to have time off with family for a couple of days but coming together at work also helps the crew in the healing process. 

    More >>

    Youngstown firefighters who responded to the horrific house fire that killed five children Sunday returned to the job Wednesday. Battalion Chief John Lightly said it is therapeutic to have time off with family for a couple of days but coming together at work also helps the crew in the healing process. 

    More >>
  • Ellsworth awards retired Fire Chief with high honor

    Ellsworth awards retired Fire Chief with high honor

    Thursday, December 13 2018 12:48 AM EST2018-12-13 05:48:43 GMT

    Former Ellsworth Fire Chief, Robert Sternberg, was honored on Wednesday for serving the Ellsworth community for nearly 45 years as a firefighter.  Ellsworth awarded Sternberg the title of Chief Emeritus, which means he will still be remembered as a successful leader.  "I was taken aback, I was not expecting it, and it was an honor and a privilege to do so, to get the award, it was just as much of an honor to serve this community for 16 years as Fire Chi...

    More >>

    Former Ellsworth Fire Chief, Robert Sternberg, was honored on Wednesday for serving the Ellsworth community for nearly 45 years as a firefighter.  Ellsworth awarded Sternberg the title of Chief Emeritus, which means he will still be remembered as a successful leader.  "I was taken aback, I was not expecting it, and it was an honor and a privilege to do so, to get the award, it was just as much of an honor to serve this community for 16 years as Fire Chi...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms