Americans Elect secures place on NC ballot


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A national group with a novel approach to elections has secured a place on the North Carolina ballot.

The state Board of Elections said Friday it has certified the petition signatures collected by the group Americans Elect needed to gain ballot access.

Members of the organization delivered more than 86,000 signatures verified by county elections officials to the agency this week.

The nonpartisan group plans to hold an online presidential nominating convention this June. Its goal is to have its candidate on the ballot in all 50 states.

North Carolina is the 22nd state where Americans Elect has won a spot on the ballot. Its candidate will share space with the Republican, Democratic and Libertarian nominees.

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