Wednesday, September 9, 2020

2 Democrats are trying to knock Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins off the ballot in Pennsylvania

2 Democrats are trying to knock Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins off the ballot in Pennsylvania

by Chris Brennan, Philadelphia Inquirer 

A Pennsylvania judge is mulling whether to bounce Green Party presidential nominee Howie Hawkins from the Nov. 3 ballot, due to a legal challenge that has the state Democratic Party’s fingerprints all over it.

Commonwealth Court Judge J. Andrew Crompton may rule as soon as Wednesday after a three-hour hearing Monday. The legal question: Did the Green Party meet the state deadline to file candidate affidavits for its presidential ticket?

The party initially put up Elizabeth Faye Scroggin for president and Neal Taylor Gale for vice president on Aug. 3, but replaced them a week later with Hawkins for president and Angela Walker for vice president...

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