Barr qualifies for New Hampshire ballot

The Boston Globe reports that “Libertarian Bob Barr has qualified for New Hampshire’s presidential ballot as an alternative to Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama.”

The third-party alternatives on the ballot in New Hampshire now include Barr, Independent candidate Ralph Nader, and another Libertarian, George Phillies.

The article notes:

Third-party presidential candidates need 3,000 certified signatures—1,500 from each congressional district—to qualify for the ballot. They first must submit the signatures to local voter checklist supervisors to be certified and then turn the certified signatures into the Secretary of State’s office.

5 Responses to “Barr qualifies for New Hampshire ballot”

  1. David Gaines Says:

    What’s the point of having two Libertarian candidates on the ballot there? Is this some kind of personality conflict?

  2. Joe Says:

    George,

    You can withdraw now.

  3. Tannim Says:

    So now the wasteful LNC lawsuit is a moot point now?

    We’ll know after tomorrow’s LNC meeting in DC…

  4. Thane Eichenauer Says:

    My guess is the reason George Phillies is running is due to his concern (that I share) that Wayne Allen Root is a closet (bomb-bomb-bomb-bomb-Iran) advocate.

  5. Seth Says:

    Joe: No, he cannot.

    1) The law does NOT allow withdrawals.
    2) The lawsuit has not been filed (so far as we know), but if it is, there are more reasons to side with George, than to side with the LNC. I’ll be writing more about this, but I will be a friendly witness against this lawsuit if it is filed.

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