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Rhode Island Only State Remaining for Libertarian Jo Jorgensen to Secure 50 States Ballot Access

Rhode Island Only State Remaining for Libertarian Jo Jorgensen to Secure 50 States Ballot Access

On Thursday, September 3rd, the State of New Hampshire certified that Jo Jorgensen would appear on the New Hampshire ballot alongside Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and Kanye West. The Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins failed to qualify for the ballot. 

New Hampshire marks the 49th state + Washington DC to certify Jo Jorgensens 2020 Presidential Ballot access. The Libertarian Party has a ballot access fund and updates page that highlights the ballot access restrictions that were placed in many states after the Libertarian Party secured all 50 states access in 1992, 1996, and 2000.  The Libertarian Party did not ensure 50 states access again until 2016 when former New Mexico Gary Johnson ran for the nomination with VP candidate Bill Weld former governor of Massachusets. 

All eyes now turn to Rhode Island's petition deadline this Friday, September 4.

Even with the 50 states certifying ballot access Jo Jorgensen is unlikely to be invited into the presidential debates. This disenfranchisement stems from extreme levels of collaboration to exclude third parties from the debates committed by the commission on presidential debates. 

Even so, Jo Jorgensen has enough ballot access to win 270 electoral votes. Before the readers jump to the conclusion that the electoral college wouldn't vote as determined by the state, I suggest you read our article discussing this election myth as we look into how we choose electors