Friday, May 4, 2018

U.S. District Court Permits Independent Candidate Mark Moore to Run This Year, Even Though He Didn’t File Paperwork by March 1

Ballot Access News

On April 30, U.S. District Court Judge James Moody issued an order in Moore v Martin. The order says that the plaintiff, Mark Moore, may run as an independent candidate this year in Arkansas, providing his petition has enough valid signatures and providing Moore files the declaration of candidacy and other paperwork by May 1.
Earlier Moore had won a lawsuit against the March 1 petition deadline. But then the state argued that he should not be allowed to run this year because he had never challenged the March 1 deadline for filing candidacy paperwork. Moore responded that always before, the petition deadline and the paperwork deadline were on the same day, and it is only logical that because the petition deadline had been extended to May 1 by the court, therefore the paperwork deadline was also implicitly moved to May 1.
Moore is an independent candidate this year for State Senate.

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