South Dakota Attorney General Says Parties Can Get on Ballot with No Petition, If They are Willing to Forego Nominating Anyone for Congress, Governor or Legislature


By Richard Winger On February 26, the Attorney General of South Dakota wrote a letter to attorneys for the Libertarian and Constitution Parties. Those two parties are currently suing South Dakota over the March 29 deadline to submit a petition for party status. The letter says the parties, or any parties, don’t need a petition if they just want to be on the general election ballot for President and for statewide state executive positions other than Governor (i.e., Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Public Utilities Commissioner, etc.)
Until this letter arrived, virtually everyone had believed that a group could not …read more