On March 7, at the end of the business day, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted revealed that he has removed the Libertarian Party statewide candidates from the party’s primary ballot, including the gubernatorial candidate, Charlie Earl.
Apparently the basis was that the paid petitioner who collected the signatures didn’t fill out the part of the circulator form identifying his employer. The Libertarian Party is free to nominate anyone else for Governor in its primary in May. That person would need 500 write-ins. But Charlie Earl couldn’t be that candidate.