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New Mexico Approves Party Status for Green, Constitution, and Independent American Parties

Published on April 26, 2012, by in General.

On April 26, the New Mexico Secretary of State’s office approved the ballot access petitions filed earlier this month for the Constitution Party, the Green Party, and the Independent American Party.

These parties join the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Americans Elect, and Independent Parties. The Independent Party, which has been ballot-qualified since 2008 because it polled over one-half of 1% of the presidential vote in 2008, is about to change its name to the Justice Party. New Mexico permits qualified parties to change their names. The Independent Party had nominated Ralph Nader in 2008.

The Independent American Party is not expected to have a presidential nominee. It was formed primarily to make it easier for a particular independent candidate for U.S. Senate to be on the ballot. New Mexico requires substantially fewer signatures for a new party than for an independent candidate. Thanks to Rick Lass for this news.

6 Responses

  1. Craig M.

    Great job CST! The mountain time zone has had a great two weeks for ballot access!

  2. Trent Hill

    Is Fusion permitted in New Mexico Richard?

  3. Trent Hill

    Nevermind–it appears it isn’t. Too bad.

  4. […] American Party have all been certified by the New Mexico Secretary of State as official parties, according to Richard Winger. On April 26, the New Mexico Secretary of State‚Äôs office approved the ballot access petitions […]

  5. Michal

    We’re very grateful to all of our hardworking, amazing signature gatherers and to the wonderful people all around the state who signed and voiced their support for the Green Party ballot line. So many were shocked that we had lost it, so many who were registered Green still were hanging in there, and today, we are back!
    Now we have something to offer those who have considered seeking to become candidates under our banner.

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