Maryland voters will find a new political party on the general election ballot.
The Bread and Roses Party, a self-identified socialist group, was certified Thursday by the Maryland Board of Elections after the board validated the required 10,000 voter signatures needed for certification.
The party can now appear on the 2020 ballot.
“I’m delighted,” said Jerome Segal, the party’s founder. “It’s been a long effort to get here.”
The Bread and Roses Party, a self-identified socialist group, is 227 certified signatures away from the 10,000 it needs to get onto the ballot in Maryland. The state Board of Elections rejected the party's request to list Jerome Segal as its U.S. Senate candidate, and he's suing the board.