July 3, 2012 Yesterday Illinois became the 31st state that Libertarian presidential candidate Governor Gary Johnson and vice presidential candidate Judge James Gray will appear on the ballot in November. The signatures turned in to the Illinois Board of Elections were not challenged by yesterday’s 5:00 P.M. deadline.
Illinois is one of the most challenging and expensive states in the nation for presidential candidates to make the ballot.
25,000 verifiable signatures of registered voters were required, and 47,656 were submitted by Libertarian Party of Illinois political director Lex Green. Mr. Green won the Patrick Henry Award at the national convention in May as the most effective Libertarian candidate in the last two years.