Oklahoma Supremes spike Libertarian candidates from ballot
Published: September 13th, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Libertarian Party’s candidates will not appear on the Oklahoma ballot for the Nov. 6 general election.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Thursday (September 13) denied a temporary injunction the Americans Elect party sought to regain a ballot line for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate, James P. Gray.
The court upheld a state Election Board decision removing Johnson and Gray from the ballot.
A formal written opinion was not available late Thursday afternoon. Chief Justice Steven Taylor leads the Oklahoma court.
Americans Elect gained ballot status in March after a successful petition drive, but this summer national leaders of the group killed organizational efforts in all 50 states. That action came shortly after the state Americans Elect group had chosen a slate of seven electors pledged to Johnson and Gray.