Ed. Note: As the press release below indicates, the Johnson campaign thought it had a route to Oklahoma ballot access through the Americans Elect line, but on Aug. 17, 2012 the Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General, responding to the Oklahoma State Election Board, recommended against placement of those electors on the ballot.  Ballot Access News noted that the opinion was not made public until Aug. 29 and in effect "tricked" Oklahoma Libertarians into postponing a ballot access lawsuit. (>)

PRESS RELEASE from Gary Johnson 2012


Natalie Dicou
Joe Hunter


August 8, 2012, Santa Fe, NM — The nonpartisan organization Americans Elect has submitted the names of presidential electors to the Oklahoma State Board of Elections who have pledged to support former New Mexico Governor and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson for President and Judge Jim Gray for Vice President. The nomination by Americans Elect ensures that Gov. Johnson's name will be on the November ballot in Oklahoma.  

Due to ongoing litigation over ballot access, Gov. Johnson's inclusion on the presidential ballot in Oklahoma was otherwise in dispute.
Applauding Americans Elect's action, Johnson said, "It is vital that voters in every state have real choices in November, choices that are not narrowed down for them by the two so-called major parties. That is why I am running, and that is what I believe Americans Elect is about. The Americans Elect Oklahoma party deserves tremendous credit for making certain that voters in Oklahoma will not be held hostage by arbitrary ballot access rules designed to limit their choices.
"We have pledged to overcome every partisan obstacle in order to be on the ballot in every state, and I am grateful to Americans Elect for taking an important step toward ensuring a truly free and open election."

The Johnson-Gray ticket is planning to be on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.