Third parties file for Pennsylvania's presidential ballot

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 2, 2016 11:59 AM

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)

(Harrisburg) -- Presidential candidates from the Green, Libertarian and Constitution parties are submitting nominating papers to get on the fall ballot in Pennsylvania. 

The Department of State say it received the paperwork from the Greens' Jill Stein, the Libertarians' Carla Howell and the Constitution Party's Darrell Castle. 

Howell, the Libertarians' national political director, is a stand-in who plans to withdraw her name and be replaced by Gary Johnson. 

The parties are seeking to take on Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November 8 voting.

The Libertarian Party is also putting forward Edward Clifford III in the U.S. Senate race that pits Republican incumbent Pat Toomey against Democratic challenger Katie McGinty. 

Third-party candidates are also seeking to be elected Pennsylvania treasurer, auditor general and attorney general.

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