Nebraska voters will have a fourth choice for president.
Secretary of State John Gale has announced Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein will appear on the ballot November 8th.
Stein joins Republican Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and Libertarian Gary Johnson on the ballot. Stein will appear on the ballot with the words “by petition” next to her name.
Stein needed to secure 2,500 signatures to secure her spot on the ballot. She got more than twice that. Election officials in 36 of the state’s 93 counties verified Stein received 5,388 signatures.
In all, supporters of the Green Party turned in nearly 8,000 signatures by August 1st, the deadline for presidential candidates to petition to be on the Nebraska ballot. Election officials threw out nearly 2,500 signatures, mostly because the signatures weren’t from registered voters.
Stein appears by petition, because the Green Party did not submit the petitions necessary to be recognized as a political party in Nebraska for the 2016 general election.