Volunteers with the fledgling Kentucky Green Party have successfully gotten Green Party candidates Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala on the ballot for President and VP in Kentucky.
From the Kentucky Greens:
Friday, September 7 at 3:30 PM, a half hour before the deadline, we submitted 8,370 signatures to the Ky Secretary of State’s office to get Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala on the presidential ballot in Kentucky. At 6:30 pm, Geoff Young got a call from Mary Sue Helm in that office (working overtime) to say that they had reached 5,000 in their counting and decided to list our candidates on their web site:
Jill, Cheri, and the Green Party will appear on every ballot in Kentucky unless one of the other parties files and wins a lawsuit to disqualify enough of our signatures to bring us below 5,000.
The Green Party joins the Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and Independent candidate Randall Terry on this fall’s Presidential Ballot in Kentucky. There are also three official Write In candidates.
The Green Party will now appear on at least 36 state ballots while petitioning continues in remaining states.