Green Party gets approval to appear on Missouri ballot

6 months 13 hours 6 minutes ago August 23, 2016 Aug 23, 2016 Tuesday, August 23 2016 Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:27:26 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters will have some additional choices on the Nov. 8 ballot.

The Green Party received approval Tuesday to appear on the ballot after turning in more than 23,000 valid petition signatures of registered voters. The secretary of state's office also certified a dozen independent candidates.

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein will join Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump, Libertarian Gary Johnson and Constitution Party candidate Darrell Castle.

The governor's race has two new additions — independent candidate Lester Turilli Jr. and Green Party candidate Don Fitz. They join Democrat Chris Koster, Republican Eric Greitens and Libertarian Cisse Spragins.

For U.S. Senate, Green Party candidate Johnathan McFarland was certified to appear alongside Republican Roy Blunt, Democrat Jason Kander, Libertarian Jonathan Dine and Constitution Party candidate Fred Ryman.

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