Ballot Access News: Arizona Libertarian Party Files Amended Complaint Against 2015 Law on How Libertarians For Congress, State and Local Partisan Office May Run

flag_of_arizona-svgOn September 30, the Arizona Libertarian Party filed this amended complaint in Arizona Libertarian Party v Reagan, 2:16cv-1019. Unlike the first Complaint in this case, this Complaint was written after the August 30 primary. It shows that without question, the new law on how Libertarians may run for office other than President has been devastating to the party. Only one Libertarian has been able to qualify for the ballot in Arizona this year (excluding the presidential election).

When this case was last in court, the judge expressed some hesitation to make up his mind until he and everyone else saw what happened in the primary. In theory, the Libertarians might have been able to obtain massive numbers of write-ins in the Libertarian primary, but that did not happen, even though the Libertarian turnout in its primary was fairly substantial.

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7 thoughts on “Ballot Access News: Arizona Libertarian Party Files Amended Complaint Against 2015 Law on How Libertarians For Congress, State and Local Partisan Office May Run

  1. Bondurant

    This will, likely, be a fruitless endeavor but I applaud the efforts of all of those, here in Arizona, that still bring a fight to the table.

  2. Bob Haran

    The only way third parties and Independents are going to have their voices heard and take back America is when we start voting the incumbents from the Democrat and Republican parties OUT. You need elected officials who will represent “We the people,” not “We corporate America and Washington special interests.”

  3. Barry Keaveney

    I agree with previous post about voting all incumbents out — all 3rd parties should agree with this and work for this, since they don’t have any incumbents in Congress anyway. — Cleaning House and the Senate a necessary step for a fresh start; don’t be fooled into re-electing anyone.

    Yet it seems to me most 3rd party members (like myself) don’t seem to grasp the significant difference between our political system and most of the rest of the world. The different that explains why 3rd parties exist in most other countries, in Europe especially, and sometimes even thrive.

    The significant difference is PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION vs. WINNER TAKE ALL.
    Google it for more details. And until we get it 3rd parties will remain just pissing in the wind.

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