Election 2012

Libertarians Sue To Place Alternative Gary Johnson on Michigan Ballot

With the GOP trying to squeeze out perceived competition, the small party goes to its back-up plan


Michigan Libertarians have filed a second lawsuit against the state, this time to put Gary E. Johnson's name on the November ballot as a substitute for former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.

Gary E. Johnson of Texas was chosen as an alternative presidential candidate at the state Libertarian Party's June convention—in case the former two-term governor was barred from the ballot under Michigan's "sore-loser law," which is what happened.