Massachusetts Secretary of State Shows Little Sympathy for Political Parties That Wish to Petition Before Nominating for President and Vice-President

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By Richard Winger William Galvin has been Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1994. During his earlier years in office, he permitted independent presidential candidates to list stand-ins for vice-president on their general election petitions, in instances when those presidential candidates hadn’t yet chosen their vice-presidential running mates. He also allowed presidential and vice-presidential substitution for unqualified parties who wanted to petition before they had chosen their national tickets.
In 2004 he let Ralph Nader use a vice-presidential stand-in. In 2000 he let the Reform Party uses stand-ins. In 1996 he let the Constitution Party use stand-ins. A …read more

Source:: http://ballot-access.org/2015/08/18/massachusetts-secretary-of-state-shows-little-sympathy-for-political-parties-that-wish-to-petition-before-nominating-for-president-and-vice-president/