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The Daily Oklahoman Carries Story About Americans Elect Losing its Party Status in Oklahoma

Published on December 7, 2012, by in General.

The December 5 issue of The Oklahoman, the largest daily newspaper in Oklahoma, has this story about Americans Elect no longer being a qualified party in Oklahoma. The story mentions that the 18 registered members of the party will be converted to independent voters. What the story does not say is that under Oklahoma law, any voter is free to re-register as an Americans Elect Party member. This is because of a lawsuit won by the Oklahoma Libertarian Party in 1998 called Atherton v Ward. When a qualified party goes off the ballot in Oklahoma, voters still have the right to register into it (for the next two years), but they must fill out a new voter registration form.

2 Responses

  1. ETJB

    Has Americans Elect elect nominated candidates in OK or elsewhere in the United States for partisan office?

  2. Tom Yager

    In AZ for Congress.

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