A drawing Thursday will determine which Reform Party candidates will be listed on Iowa ballots this November as the party’s nominees for president and vice president. Both Pat Buchanan and John Hagelin have claimed the Reform Party’s presidential nomination, and picked running mates.Deputy Secretary of State Bob Galbraith says it’s an extremely unusual situation for election officials around the country.Galbraith is glad state election officials of the past outlined a procedure for handling a situation like this.August 30th is the deadline for getting the paperwork done to get a candidate’s name printed on Iowa’s general election ballot. The drawing will be held at nine a.m. in the Secretary of State’s office in Des Moines. Buchanan left the Republican party to seek the Reform Party’s presidential nod and some Reform party members held a separate convention two weeks ago to name Hagelin the party’s standard bearer. A separate group of Reform party members nominated Buchanan. The Reform party was founded by Texas businessman and independent presidential candidate Ross Perot, who has now distanced himself from his creation.
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