Donald Trump recently changed his party registration to Independent in order to preserve the possibility of a third-party presidential run. Now he’s acknowledged in a statement that supporters of his – who he claims not to have encouraged – have ensured he’ll be able to appear on the Texas ballot.
Texas Law requires that paperwork to be filed and notarized by Jan 2, 2012. The unnamed supporters filed on Friday. In a statement, Trump said:
“I am aware and flattered by this filing by my supporters in Texas. I have not authorized anyone to act on my behalf and am not a candidate for president at this time. I will not, however, rule out a third-party candidacy if the Republicans nominate a candidate who cannot defeat Obama and I recently changed my party registration in New York state to preserve my legal option to appear on the ballot in all 50 states if I do decide to run.”