Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson will be on the ballot in Iowa this November. That’s the decision of a three-person committee this morning . Libertarians have accused Republicans of trying to keep the third party off the ballot here and in three other states-Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma.
In Iowa the claim was that the libertarians failed to correctly caucus for Johnson. But in a surprising twist, it was Republican Secretary of State Matt Schultz who swayed the final decision
“Because the legislature failed to define a convention or a caucus in any strict terms for those who are not political parties, I would err on the side of caution,” Schultz said. The lone Democrat on the committee, Attorney General Tom Miller, at first seemed inclined to block Johnson, but citing the closeness of the case he sided with Schultz.
The panel agreed they would ask the legislature to better define what caucusing meant for third parties in Iowa.