Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Working Families Party Files Lawsuit Against New York’s Tougher Definition of “Political Party”

Ballot Access News

On May 29, the Working Families Party filed a federal lawsuit against the definition of a qualified party that passed on April 1, 2020. Hurley v Kosinski, s.d., 1:20cv-4148. The new definition requires a party to pass the vote test every two years instead of every four years. Furthermore, the new vote test is much harder than the old vote test. The old vote test was 50,000 for Governor; the new test if 130,000 or 2% (whichever is more) for the office at the top of the ticket every two years. Here is the Complaint.

The case has not yet been assigned to a judge. 
Thanks to Joe Burns for this news.

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