A nonpartisan group that collected enough signatures earlier this year to get a slot on North Carolina's ballot in November as a new political party won't nominate a presidential candidate.
The group -- which collected about 86,000 signatures in North Carolina -- issued a statement late Thursday saying it's effort to nominate a third-party candidate through an online system. "As of this week, no candidate achieved the national support threshold required to enter the Americans Elect Online Convention in June. The primary process for the Americans Elect nomination has come to an end," the statement read.
Under its plan, voters would have decided the party’s candidates in an online nominating convention in June. Anyone could run for president, and all registered voters are eligible to serve as delegates. The group maintains U.S. voters are interested in an alternative to the two-party system and said it would continue its work.