Thursday, August 27, 2020

Republican National Congressional Committee Sues to Remove Most Texas Libertarian Congressional Candidates from Ballot

Ballot Access News

On August 21, the National Republican Congressional Committee filed a lawsuit in Texas Court of Appeals to remove the Libertarian congressional candidates from the ballot if they hadn’t paid a filing fee. At the same time, the Texas House Republican Caucus PAC filed a parallel lawsuit to remove the Libertarian candidates for state office who had not paid a filing fee.

Whether the filing fee for convention parties is constitutional is still pending in another lawsuit in Texas state court.

On August 25, the Texas Court of Appeals in Austin rejected the Republican lawsuits, which are numbers 03-20-421-cv and 03-20-422-cv. On the evening of August 26, the Republicans appealed to the State Supreme Court.

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