by Shawn Gay, Earth Advocacy News
June 7, 2016
According to 12 News in Arizona, the Associate Press reports that “Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein won’t be on the November ballot because the state party failed to file its nomination papers for Electoral College delegates.”
The Arizona Capitol Times reports “Jill Stein, who won the Arizona primary in March, is the presumptive nominee. But all that is irrelevant under state law. Instead, it requires whoever chairs each recognized party to choose 11 electors no later than 90 days ahead of the primary election.”
Arizona has a history of anti-progressive stances, perhaps especially relating to immigration law. Third-party candidates have a notoriously difficult time navigating the varied and complex process in all 50 states for ballot access. The combination of the states ultra-conservative stance and the complex ballot access rules appear to have prevented Arizona voters from casting votes for Dr. Stein in the November election.
As of late Tuesday night, Dr. Stein appears to be headed for the official nomination as the Presidential candidate for the Green Party in the United States. In the California primary, Stein reported that she received 80% of the vote