Oklahoma returns to a two-party state
BY MICHAEL McNUTT NewsOK.com
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Americans Elect Party had a short run in Oklahoma.
Several months after getting enough petitions to be recognized as a political party in the state, Oklahoma election officials voted Tuesday to no longer recognize it because it didn't field a candidate in the November general election.
Their decision leaves the Republican and Democratic parties as the only two recognized political parties to field candidates for partisan county, state and federal offices, including president.
Organizers of the political party in March succeeded in getting enough signatures of registered voters to have the party recognized, but then national party officials failed to nominate a presidential and vice presidential candidate.
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