Monday, June 25, 2012

Ballot Access News » Michigan Libertarian Party Files Lawsuit to Get Gary Johnson on the Ballot

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June 25, 2012 - "On June 25, the Michigan Libertarian Party filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit, seeking an order requiring the Michigan Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson, to list Gary Johnson on the ballot as the Libertarian presidential nominee.....

"The Secretary of State said on May 3 that she would not print Johnson’s name on the November ballot because his name had appeared on the Republican presidential primary ballot in February this year. Johnson had tried to withdraw but the Secretary of State says his withdrawal was received three minutes too late. There are very few precedents for a case like this, because no state has ever before told a ballot-qualified party that it will not list its actual presidential nominee on the grounds that the actual presidential nominee had run in the presidential primary of some other party. "

Read more: http://www.ballot-access.org/2012/06/25/michigan-libertarian-party-files-lawsuit-to-get-gary-johnson-on-the-ballot/
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