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Libertarians, Greens Overcome Difficult Requirements to Appear on Maryland Ballot in November


In Maryland’s 2010 gubernatorial election, both the Libertarian Party and the Green Party failed to draw 1% of the vote. That kicked the parties off the state ballot for future elections until they each collected 10,000 valid signatures. After a brief setback in May when the Maryland Court of Appeals upheld state election officials’ disqualification of thousands of signatures, Libertarians and Greens have now petitioned their way onto Maryland’s 2012 ballot. And Marylanders will have a full slate of Libertarians, a Green presidential candidate, and Green House of Representatives candidates in the fifth and eighth districts.