Oklahoma Supreme Court denies third-party ballot try

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by a third-party political group to place their presidential candidates on Oklahoma's November ballot.

The state's high court ruled on Thursday that a state chapter of Americans Elect did not have the authority to place the names of its presidential and vice presidential nominees on the ballot.

Americans Elect gathered enough signatures in Oklahoma to qualify for a spot on the general election ballot, but the national group that was attempting to nominate a bipartisan ticket suspended its effort earlier this year when no candidates emerged from its nominating process.

The party's Oklahoma chapter claims it held an online convention in July and selected Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson as its nominee for president and James Gray for vice president.

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