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Green Party LogoCertification of primary results places Ohio Green Party candidates on the November Ballot

Yesterday, each of Ohio's 88 counties certified their primary election results and the Ohio Green Party Gubernatorial ticket of Anita Rios and Bob Fitrakis made history by winning a place on the November ballot through a primary write-in campaign.

In December 2013 the Ohio State legislature sank to a new low by passing a law that eliminated all the minor political parties in Ohio. This occurred in the midst of Green Party efforts to gather signatures for a Gubernatorial ticket, and in the middle of the worst winter in decades. Despite winning in the Federal court and having that law ruled unconstitutional, the Green Party was not able to gather the 500 signatures necessary to get a ticket on the ballot.