Out of state circulator for Ralph Nader sues Idaho

Ballot Access News:

On January 16, Donald N. Daien filed a federal lawsuit against the Idaho law that makes it a crime for him to circulate a petition in that state. Daien lives in Arizona. Daien had wanted to volunteer to help Ralph Nader get on the Idaho ballot in 2008, and says he wants to help similar candidates in the future. Daien v Ysursa. Because the lawsuit was filed by postal mail, the case number won’t be known until next week.

Idaho is in the 9th circuit. The Idaho law not only makes signatures collected by out-of-state circulators invalid, it subjects the out-of-state circulator to criminal prosecution. Thus Idaho’s law is even harsher than Arizona’s law, which contains no criminal penalties.

Posted to IPR by Paulie

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