PHOENIX — A federal judge has rebuffed a bid by the Libertarian Party to kill an Arizona law even its sponsors concede was designed to make it harder for minor party candidates to get on the general election ballot. Read more.
Law requiring more signatures for Libertarian candidates remains
The Arizona Libertarian Party was unsuccessful in a recent legal challenge to onerous new ballot access requirements for Libertarian candidates for statewide office. The law, passed by the GOP-majority state legislature, is clearly an attempt to obstruct competition from Libertarian candidates.
Bruce Wales, Acting Chairman of the Gila County Libertarian Party, stated "This court decision makes me seethe."
It should make all Arizonans who support competition in our democratic electoral process seethe too.