- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A federal judge is ordering Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan to place the Green Party’s presidential candidate on the November ballot despite the party’s failure to file its nomination papers for Electoral College delegates on time.

The party and Reagan asked a federal judge last week to enter an injunction requiring Reagan to accept the electors’ nomination papers. Magistrate Judge Eileen S. Willett issued the injunction Tuesday.

Voters technically choose presidential electors in the general election and they choose the next president. The Green Party’s candidate is Jill Stein.

Reagan said last month that the party missed the June 1 deadline and she saw no legal way around the deadline requirement. The Green Party then sued.

Reagan agreed that allowing Stein on the ballot won’t hurt ballot preparations.

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