In A Few States, Presidential Candidates Appeared on Ballot Even Though they had No Presidential Elector CandidatesDecember 30th, 2012
Minor parties appeared on the presidential ballot in a few states last month, even though they submitted no presidential elector candidates. The Libertarian Parties of Nevada and West Virginia didn’t submit any presidential elector candidates. The Green Parties of Oregon and West Virginia didn’t submit any, either.
When a party submits no presidential elector candidates, it is admitting that it is certain it won’t carry that state, because if it believed it had even one chance in a trillion to win the election in that state, if it did win and yet had no presidential electors, the victory would have been utterly wasted.