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DENVER (AP) – A group planning to nominate an independent presidential candidate online has won a spot on Colorado’s 2012 ballot.

Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced Tuesday that Americans Elect qualifies as a new minor political party in Colorado after collecting over 12,000 valid signatures.

Americans Elect says Colorado is the 10th state where it has won the right to list a presidential candidate. It hopes to be on all 50 by next year’s presidential elections.

The other states where the group is already qualified to list a candidate are Arkansas, Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Florida and Utah.

Any registered voter can participate in Americans Elect’s online nominating process. The group hopes to narrow the field to six candidates this spring and then hold an online nominating convention in June.

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