Green Party presidential candidate makes Nebraska ballot

Dr. Jill Stein, presumptive Green Party presidential nominee, speaks at a rally in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, during the third day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s secretary of state says Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has qualified for the state’s November ballot.

Secretary of State John Gale announced Friday that election officials verified Stein had exceeded the 2,500 signatures she needed to be listed on the ballot.

Officials in 36 of Nebraska’s 93 counties reported Stein had received 5,388 verified signatures.

She turned in just over 7,800 signatures on Aug. 1, the deadline for presidential candidates to petition for inclusion on the ballot. Officials rejected 2,445 signatures.

Republican Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Libertarian Gary Johnson also will be listed on the Nebraska ballot as presidential candidates.

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