Libertarian National Committee Region 7

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bob Barr Files Suit in Texas to Remove McCain, Obama from Ballot

Atlanta, GA – Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's nominee for president, has filed a lawsuit in Texas demanding Senators John McCain and Barack Obama be removed from the ballot after they missed the official filing deadline.

"The seriousness of this issue is self-evident," the lawsuit states. "The hubris of the major parties has risen to such a level that they do not believe that the election laws of the State of Texas apply to them."

Texas election code §192.031 requires that the “written certification” of the “party’s nominees” be delivered “before 5 p.m. of the 70th day before election day.” Because neither candidate had been nominated by the official filing deadline, the Barr campaign argues it was impossible for the candidates to file under state law.

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1 comment:

Richard Shepard said...

Whatever else anyone may think of Barr, this is the one truly great thing he is doing for third parties of all persuasions.