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Wisconsin Independent Candidate Files Federal Lawsuit Over Denial of Her Ballot Label

Ballot Access News:

On July 22, independent candidate Ieshuh Griffin filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee, over the state elections office refusal to print her partisan label on the November ballot. She is running for Assembly, 10th district, and wants “Not the ‘whiteman’s bitch’ ” on the ballot. The state elections office won’t print that. The law says independent candidates can choose up to five words to describe their political principle.

The case is Griffin v Government Accountability Board, 10-cv-617. It has been assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Randa.

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  1. Hayden Hayden July 23, 2010

    Too bad for her. Racism, from anyone, directed towards anyone, cannot be tolerated.

  2. Melty Melty July 23, 2010

    It’s not racist. It’s just uneuphemistic.

  3. citizen1 citizen1 July 24, 2010

    I think the the name Nobody’s B****, would have gain her more support on election day.
    This shows the short sightedness of the politicians that they did not write the law to specifically ban the use of certain words that might be offensive.

  4. Melty Melty July 24, 2010

    not the whiteman’s bitch, but somebody else’s bitch
    law to specifically ban the use of cetain words that might be offensive? how long a list? so offensible are the offensible . . . sure glad this site has no such list, wisconsin could do without such a list too, just print bitch, big deal, female dog, what?

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