HARRISBURG - The Libertarian Party's candidates will stay on Pennsylvania's ballot.
A Commonwealth Court judge ruled in favor of the party Wednesday, ending a nearly eight-week review of petition signatures forced by a challenge the state Republican Party backed.
Senior Judge James Gardner Colins said lawyers for both sides agreed the Libertarians had at least 20,730 valid signatures, 129 more than the law requires.
Colins rejected motions by the challengers seeking to invalidate scores of signatures they had previously accepted as valid, saying they failed to justify such an action. The ruling keeps Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson on the Pennsylvania ballot, as well as the party's candidates for U.S. Senate and the three state row offices. - AP