State Board Approves Presidential Candidates for 2020 Primary Ballots | Eastern North Carolina Now

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    Raleigh, N.C.     The State Board of Elections on Friday signed off on the 2020 presidential primary candidates nominated by North Carolina's five recognized political parties - Constitution, Democratic, Green, Libertarian and Republican.

    The State Board also voted unanimously to add Joe Walsh and Bill Weld to the ballot for the Republican presidential primary after requests were made by those campaigns.

    In North Carolina, the State Board has the authority to place additional candidates on the ballot if at least three Board members find that the individual is "generally advocated and recognized in the news media throughout the United States or in North Carolina as candidates for the nomination by that party."

    The 2020 primary election is March 3.

    The following are candidates from the five recognized political parties that will appear on primary ballots:

    Constitution Party of North Carolina
    Don Blankenship
    Charles Kraut

    North Carolina Democratic Party
    Michael Bennet
    Joseph F. Biden
    Michael R. Bloomberg
    Cory Booker
    Pete Buttigieg
    Julian Castro
    John K. Delaney
    Tulsi Gabbard
    Amy Klobuchar
    Deval Patrick
    Bernie Sanders
    Tom Steyer
    Elizabeth Warren
    Marianne Williamson
    Andrew Yang

    Green Party of North Carolina
    Howie Hawkins

    Libertarian Party of North Carolina
    Max Abramson
    Ken Armstrong
    Dan Berhman
    Kenneth Blevins
    Souraya Faas
    Erik Gerhardt
    Jedidiah Hill
    Jacob Hornberger
    Jo Jorgenson
    Adam Kokesh
    John McAffee
    James Orlando Ogle
    Steve Richey
    Kim Ruff
    Vermin Supreme
    Arvin Vohra

    Republican Party of North Carolina
    Donald J. Trump
    Joe Walsh
    Bill Weld

    Pursuant to G.S. § 163-213.5, presidential candidates may also be nominated by petition. Any person seeking the endorsement by a national political party may submit a petition signed by 10,000 qualified voters who are affiliated with the same political party as the person for whom the petition is filed.

    For more information, view the State Board of Elections' guide for Running for President.


  • Contact: Patrick Gannon
  •     patrick.gannon@ncsbe.gov

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