Department of WTF. Green splinter party puts Bloomberg on VA ballot

The Independent Green Party of Virginia has apparently succeeded in getting the name of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg on their presidential ballot with Ron Paul as the VP candidate. – and did so without Bloomberg’s consent.

Important. This is not the national Green Party but a splinter group that left the Green Party and allied themselves with the Independence Party in what no doubt was a spectacular frenzy of bad feelings and nasty schisms. However, they got way over the needed 10,000 sigs to put Bloomberg on the ballot, certainly quite an accomplishment.

However, did they do that via volunteers or are they bankrolled to the point where they can afford paid signature gatherers? If so, who are the donors?

PS Both major parties routinely pay for signatures. That’s not the issue. But, I’m wondering, are they a front group? if so, for who?