Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules Green Party will not appear on state’s 2020 general election ballot

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the Green Party will not appear on state’s 2020 general election ballot.

The move Thursday comes three days after the Wisconsin Supreme Court similarly decided Howie Hawkins and his running mate, Angela Walker, would not be on their state’s ballot.

According to the Pennsylvania ruling, Hawkins and Walker were disqualified from appearing on the ballot because “procedures for nominating a candidate for office by nomination papers were not strictly followed.” The issue was rooted in the fact that Hawkins and Walker were replacing another set of Green Party candidates on the ticket, Elizabeth Scroggin and Neal Gale, but the submitted documents for the initial candidates’ filing were inadequate which ultimately barred those candidates, and their replacements, from appearing on the ballot.

A Green party is a formally organized political party based on the principles of green politics, such as social justice, environmentalism and nonviolence. Greens believe that these issues are inherently related to one another as a foundation for world peace. Green party platforms typically embrace social-democratic economic policies and forming coalitions with other left-wing parties. Green parties exist in nearly 90 countries around the world; many are members of Global Greens.

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