Nick Reisman in Capital Tonight reports today:
“Jimmy McMillan, the 2010 candidate for governor who made a viral splash at the sole televised debate that year, was denied access to the statewide ballot on Friday by the Board of Elections.
Commissioners voted unanimously at a meeting to invalidate McMillan and his line, the Rent Is 2 Damn High Party, declaring the petitions submitted did not meet the required 15,000-signature requirement.
McMillan, who turned in a lively performance in an otherwise desultory debate, became a viral Internet sensation, even inspiring a Saturday Night Live sketch.
McMillan received 41,129 votes in the general election.
With McMillan out of the race, the ballot’s third-party candidates include the Green Party’s Howie Hawkins, Michael McDermott running on the Libertarian line and Steve Cohn, a candidate for the Sapient Party.”