Tuesday, June 30, 2020

U.S. District Court Won’t Grant Additional Ballot Access Relief in Connecticut for Minor Party and Independent Candidates

Ballot Access News

"On Saturday, June 27, U.S. District Court Judge Janet C. Hall, a Clinton appointee, declined to order any additional ballot access relief to Connecticut minor party and independent candidates. Libertarian Party of Connecticut v Merrill, 3:20cv-467. She depended on the fact that the Governor had already cut the number of signatures to 70% of normal, so that the presidential petition is 5,250 signatures, instead of the usual 7,500. President is the only statewide office up in Connecticut this year.
The Libertarian and Green Parties are already on the ballot for president in Connecticut, so this ruling does not affect their presidential ballot status. It does adversely affect the Independent Party, which is on for most state and federal partisan races, but not for president.
The parties say they will appeal. The order is not yet available on Pacer, but when it is, it will be posted here."

1 comment:

Dee Malenke said...

Why don’t the third political party presidential candidates get on tv and radio and in newspapers?