Third-Party Group Poised To Get On NC Ballot

A group that plans to mount a novel third-party presidential campaign is poised to get on the North Carolina ballot.

The Charlotte Observer reports that a state elections official says Americans Elect appears to have the required signatures to get on the November ballot.

The state could certify the effort in early March.

Policy director Brian Findlay says Americans Elect is on the ballot in 16 states and has submitted required signatures in 11 more, including North Carolina.

Americans Elect is an online effort that expects to have hundreds of thousands of people take part in choosing a candidate in a process that culminates in a virtual convention this June.


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  • by rk on Feb 28, 2012 at 01:39 PM
    I just read that the voter turn out in Michigan was expected to be low...but it' is actualy lower than anticipated. No doubt.
  • by rapper Location: snow hill on Feb 27, 2012 at 08:26 AM
    Republicans are primarily the party of Wall Street and country clubbers, and are quickly becoming irrelevant. With their crazed Reagan fixation, they are a last-gasp party, living posthumously, fighting battles on sex, race, immigration and public education long ago won by the other side.
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      by Um on Feb 27, 2012 at 11:32 AM in reply to rapper
      That must explain why Dr. Martin Luther King was a republican........
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        by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012 at 01:22 PM in reply to Um
        He sure didn't like Reagan and Goldwater. And whoever you are, the Republican Party is not today what it claimed to be yesterday or the present.
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      by ralphie on Feb 27, 2012 at 04:31 PM in reply to rapper
      what fools like you do not get, is that you too can save, and invest and make money. You WERE free to. Now with the dems in power and corruption rampaging, freaks like you will be wondering why you ever believed a democrat.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012 at 01:24 PM in reply to ralphie
        Corruption Rmapaging..Gotcha ! All those democratic corporations corrupting this country. Good going> What an oxymoron
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 28, 2012 at 07:08 AM in reply to rapper
      I caught that Wall Street was not contributing as much money to Obama as last time. I guess Obama is letting it be known to attack them now since they will not step up to his plate after his failure as a leader. Well, who knew he would be such a dismal failure. Based on you by the book post Rapper, it won't make any difference what you post, Obama is history in November....
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        by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012 at 01:25 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Looks like a man that can't be bought or owned by Wall Street to me... I will vote for him ! ASAP...I might even rent a Limo to take me to the polls !
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        by rk on Feb 28, 2012 at 01:43 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Michigan doesn't want a Republican President. The people will stay at home.. Mormons will all vote in Arizona for Romney. L*O*L*. The band wagon will precede the Circus coming to town in March. The American people need to get front row seats, this show is getting better everday. Isn't it about time to bring in the Ring Master, Chris Christie. He has the looks of a one.
  • by Not Realistic on Feb 27, 2012 at 06:21 AM
    The idea of a third party sound good, however when it comes to November a vote for the third party candidate would in reality be the same as voting for Obama since there are only two candidtes that have any hope of winning, either the Democrate or Republican! Look back in history and see how a third party vote hurts, depending on who was running, one of the candidates that could have won an election.
  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Feb 26, 2012 at 01:15 PM
    well, it is either dems hoping to draw from the American candidate, or it is a one-state party and neither one is worth the vote!
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