The South Carolina Working Families Party recently completed its petition (to qualify as a party) successfully. However, the State Election Commission said that notwithstanding that it is now a qualified party, it is too late for the party to run any candidates in this year’s election. This ruling flies in the face of a federal court decision from 1996, won by the Natural Law Party of South Carolina over the same issue. The Working Families Party expects to file a lawsuit soon. Assuming the party wins the lawsuit, it will probably not have any of its own members running, but instead will most likely cross-endorse some major party nominees (Democrats are more likely to be cross-endorsed than Republicans).