Tennessee Approves Ballot Access Petition for Merlin Miller

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Aug 22, 2012 5 Comments ›› Web Admin

Merlin Miller | The American Third Position Party has received notice from the Division of Elections, Tennessee Department of State, that Merlin Miller qualified to be on the ballot in Tennessee. This November, Tennessee voters will be able to choose Merlin Miller for President and Virginia Abernethy for Vice President – as independent candidates, rather than the Democratic and Republican “establishment” candidates. As a representative for America’s traditional middle-class, the American Third Position Party is growing as a much needed populist alternative. Merlin, Virginia and the A3P would like to thank those Electors who have come forward in support and to the many party members and other supporters who petitioned on our behalf. Ballot Access Coordinator, Harry Bertram, and Matt M. traveled from out of state to assist. It is a grueling process that is difficult for independent candidates and third parties to qualify, but Tennessee ballot access is more reasonable than many other states. We have now qualified to be on the ballot in Colorado, New Jersey, and Tennessee – with other states to follow including various write-in applications.

According to Richard Winger of Ballot-Access.org

Tennessee Approves Independent Presidential Petitions for Gary Johnson and Merlin Miller, but Says Rocky Anderson Lacks 20 Valid Signatures

August 21st, 2012

Tennessee has verified the validity of the independent presidential petitions for Gary Johnson and Merlin Miller, but says the Rocky Anderson petition only has 255 valid signatures, and 275 are needed. Anderson volunteers will work with election officials to find signatures that may have been improperly rejected.

The Green Party and Constitution Parties didn’t need independent presidential petitions because they are ballot-qualified parties.
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  1. tma_sierrahills says:


  2. annebeck58 says:

    Hang on- first of all, congratulations for making the cut.

    But, the Libertarian Party is not pre-approved, as is the Constitution Party and the Green Party? Something sounds very fishy.

    Question: Is Mr Miller only on the ballot in TN, or are there other states, too? Thanks.

    • American3P says:

      Merlin Miller is on the ballot in NJ, Colorado, Tennessee. Other states have prohibitive ballot access requirements for our nascent party. Merlin Miller is a write-in candidate in numerous states. I will post a map for clarity when we get final word.

    • American3P says:

      Colorado, Tennessee, and New Jersey. Other states are proceeding. We also have write-in ballot access approval in many states. We are a nascent party and this is our first year campaigning for office. I think we have made some impact.

  3. guest says:

    I was just going to stay home and not vote this year after the GOP treatment of Ron Paul. Since Mr. Miller is on the ballot in Tennessee, he will get my vote.