9/17/2008

Libertarians sue to keep Republicans and Democrats off ballot in Texas

If Barr is successful, this would probably keep McCain from being able to win the election.

Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr’s campaign filed suit Tuesday seeking to remove Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama from the ballot in Texas, alleging that the two major candidates missed the deadline for officially filing to be on the ballot.

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Blogger Shannon said...

There are a lot of things that the Libertarians have done during this campaign that haven't impressed me, but I am sympathetic to this lawsuit. The Libertarians are made to jump through all kinds of hoops to get ballot access in almost every state, and there is no way that they would be granted ballot access had they missed the filing deadline.

It will be interesting to see how this develops. I understand that Barr will hold a press conference on the steps of the Texas Supreme Court this Thursday at 11am. I wonder if any network will pick it up?

9/17/2008 7:47 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

I suppose this means that both candidates also failed to meet the deadline to file a declaration for write-in candidacy. Indeed if Barr wins the suit there is no way that McCain can win the election without Texas' 34 electoral votes. I wonder if the Obama campaign will actually support the Libertarians' efforts?

9/17/2008 7:53 PM  

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