Tag Archives: ballot access lawsuits

LP: Giving thanks for Libertarian wins this holiday

The struggle is REAL…

…the struggle to vote, the struggle to run, the struggle not to give up hope. The struggle to be heard when the old parties dominate the conversation and control far too many aspects of our lives. The holidays where you struggle to educate family members why neither Nationalism nor Socialism is the answer to our problems.… Read more ...

New Hampshire Court Will Hold Trial on Libertarian Party Ballot Order Lawsuit

From an article published on BallotAccess.org on June 24th, 2011:

On June 20, a New Hampshire state Superior Court Judge said he will hold a bench trial in Blevens v Gardner, the lawsuit filed last year over New Hampshire ballot design. In 2006 the New Hampshire Supreme Court had ruled unanimously in Akins v Secretary of State, 904 A.2d 702, that the state constitution requires that all candidates and all parties have an equal chance for the best position on the general election ballot.

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UPDATED: Ohio: General Assembly violates US Constitution

UPDATE: Added explanatory material:

The Ohio House passed a version that would require petitioning at 1% of the most recent vote for governor or president to be submitted by 90 days before a primary election.  The Ohio Senate passed a version that would require petitioning at 1/4% of the most recent vote for governor or president to be submitted by 100 days before a primary election and an additional 1/4% by 90 days before a primary election.

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Ballot Access News: Court hears Arkansas Green Party Case

from Ballot Access News
Eighth Circuit Hears Arkansas Green Party Case

May 11th, 2011

On May 10, the 8th circuit heard oral arguments in Green Party of Arkansas v Martin, 10-3106. The lawsuit challenges the Arkansas law that removes parties from the ballot whenever they go through a statewide election and fail to poll 3% of the vote for the office at the top of the ticket (Governor in midterm years, and President in presidential years).… Read more ...