The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:
Democrats in Pennsylvania succeeded Thursday in bouncing Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins from the Nov. 3 ballot. That could prove critical in the race between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
In 2016, Green Party candidate Jill Stein won almost 50,000 votes in Pennsylvania, and Trump ultimately won the state by just 44,000 votes, or less than 0.7% of the total. Pennsylvania is again expected to be a critical battleground state in determining who wins the White House.
The state Supreme Court overruled Commonwealth Court Judge J. Andrew Crompton, who last week said Hawkins could stay on the ballot but removed his vice presidential running mate, Angela Walker.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (@AP) _ The Green Party’s candidate for president did not strictly follow procedures for getting on Pennsylvania’s ballot in November’s election and cannot appear on it, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
— Marc Levy (@timelywriter) September 17, 2020
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has blocked the Green Party presidential ticket from state ballots, allowing state and local election officials to resume preparations for Nov. 3 and begin mailing ballots to voters. https://t.co/256bJaFeEr
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 17, 2020