Donald Trump not on ballot in Mississippi —yet
Published 9:34 am Thursday, August 25, 2016
A quick trip to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s website to peruse the list of candidates who have qualified to run in the Nov. 8 general election may leave some Mississippians alarmed.
Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate — considered the front runner in Mississippi — isn’t on the list.
Apparently, the Trump campaign hasn’t submitted the paperwork necessary to get his name on the Nov. 8 ballot in Mississippi.
Anna Moak, an attorney and interim communications director for Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman’s office, said the certificates and petitions needed to get on the ballot have yet to be filed with the State Board of Election Commissioners.
However, the Trump campaign still has some time — until Friday, Sept. 9 at five p.m. — to get its paperwork in.
Paperwork must be filed “by 5 p.m. not less than 60 days previous to the day of the election,” according to Mississippi law governing presidential candidate qualifications.
Moak said once that paperwork is received, the 2016 Candidate Qualifying List on the website will be updated.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign has filed its paperwork and Clinton and her running mate, Timothy Kaine, are on the ballot as the Democratic candidates for president and vice president.
Trump was in Jackson Wednesday night for a rally and a private, $1,000 per plate fundraiser. An email to Hope Hicks, Trump’s press secretary, seeking comment has not been returned..