Blankenship petitions for inclusion on general election ballot
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Don Blankenship, following a failed Republican bid for a U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia, has begun a petition drive to be included on the general election ballot as the nominee for the state’s Constitution Party.
According to Blankenship’s campaign, Cabell and Kanawha county clerks already approved the official credentials form that provides authorization to solicit petition signatures for minor party candidates. Official requests for the credentials have been sent to all 55 county clerks, according to the campaign, and the Secretary of State’s office is aware of the petition approvals and campaign to gain ballot access.
After obtaining the required number of signatures, the campaign intends to submit the rest of the required paperwork to gain ballot access for the 2018 general election, which will take place Nov. 6.
“The establishment politicians will do everything they can to stop our campaign from moving forward, but we are determined to drain the swamp and to fight federal government corruption at all levels,” Blankenship said in a news release.