Oct 152021

On October 14, Arkansas filed this brief in Libertarian Party of Arkansas v Thurston, e.d., 4:19cv-214. The brief says that no U.S. Supreme Court decision, and no U.S. Court of Appeals decision, has ever struck down a petition requirement that was 5% or less. This is almost laughably inaccurate. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a petition requirement of approximately 42,000 signatures to run for Mayor of Chicago in 1979 in Illinois State Board of Elections v Socialist Workers Party. The U.S. Supreme Court also struck down a requirement of 50,000 signatures to run for Cook County Commission in 1992, in Norman v Reed.
The Eighth Circuit struck down North Dakota’s party petition of 15,000 signatures in…

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