Post-election Green Party 2010 ballot access roundup
Last night the Green Party won ballot access in New York and Texas, retained it in Massachusetts and Ohio, lost it in Illinois and Wisconsin, and fell short of gaining it in Arkansas, Maryland, Minnesota, and Nevada. Here are the results by state:
Arkansas: Greens got on the 2010 ballot by petition, but failed to retain a ballot line when Jim Lendall got less than 3% of the vote for governor.
Illinois: Greens lost the ballot line and major party status gained in 2006 by Rich Whitney’s 10% for governor when Whitney got less than 5% of the vote for governor this year.
Maryland: Greens got on the 2010 ballot by petition, but failed to retain a ballot line when Maria Allwine got less than 1% of the vote for governor.
Massachusetts: Greens retain ballot access and party status after Nat Fortune earned 5% for State Auditor.
Minnesota: Annie Young’s 2.7% for State Auditor falls short of winning major party status, but retains minor party status for the Minnesota Greens.
Nevada: Greens fail to gain ballot access after David Curtis got less than 1% of the vote for governor.
New York: Greens gain ballot status through 2014 thanks to Howie Hawkins earning over 50,000 votes for governor.
Ohio: Greens retain ballot status thanks to Dennis Spisak earning over 1% for governor.
Texas: Greens gain ballot status through 2012 thanks to Ed Lindsay earning over 5% for comptroller.
Wisconsin: Greens lose ballot status after not running any statewide candidates who could qualify.