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Sun Jun 21, 2020, 05:44 PM

Supreme Court passes on appeal of Libertarian Party voter case

The U.S. Supreme Court has quashed a last-ditch effort by the Arizona Libertarian Party to void a state statute which was designed — and succeeded — at keeping its candidates off the ballot.

Without comment the justices on Monday rejected a bid by attorney Oliver Hall from the Center for Competitive Democracy asking the court to look at the 2015 law which sharply increased — sometimes by a factor of 30 — the number of signatures needed for Libertarian candidates to qualify for the ballot. That decision leaves in place a 2019 ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which acknowledged the hurdle but suggested it is one of the party’s own making.

At the heart of the fight is that 2015 law which changed the number of signatures required for candidates to qualify for the ballot.

Prior to that, candidates for all recognized parties could get on the ballot simply by submitting petitions with the signatures of one-half of one percent of those registered with the party. In 2018 for the Libertarians, a statewide candidate would have had to collect around 160 names.

Read more: https://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2020/06/15/supreme-court-passes-on-appeal-of-libertarian-party-voter-case/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 05:45 PM

1. this is good

The fewer third parties in this election in every state, the better.

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 05:50 PM

2. Actually, It's Not Good

The LP is likely to pull away some votes from right-wingers who would otherwise hold their noses and vote for the Orange Pustule.

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Response to smb (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 06:00 PM

3. there was a poll recently that showed biden leading trump by 9 if

Any 3rd parties weren't around. By 3 or 4 nationally if LP and G were on the ballot. The LP folks are likely the disenchanted republicans who are swayed by the lincoln project ads but would rather not vote for a democrat, but will if that is the only choice.

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