Monday, December 28, 2009

Miss. ballot deadline dispute lingers

28 December 2009

By Jack Elliot Jr.
Biloxi Sun Herald

"Heard the true story about the guy who wanted on the presidential ballot in Mississippi?

He sends his qualifying papers by taxi to the Mississippi secretary of state's office. The cab driver arrives at 5 p.m. on the day qualifying is to end. The office is closed. The cabbie leaves the papers on the doorstep.

The filing deadline is unmet, and the candidate's name is left off the ballot.

The candidate sues.

A year of legal wrangling later and Brian Moore is back at square one. He's the Socialist Party USA presidential candidate in 2008 who wanted to be on the Mississippi ballot as the Natural Law Party nominee..."

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Fifth Circuit Says that Mississippi "10 Minutes Too Late" Case is Not Moot; Tells Lower Court to Settle the Issue

19 December 2009

by Richard Winger
Ballot Access News

"On December 18, the 5th circuit issued an opinion in Moore v Hosemann, 09-60272, the case filed by Socialist Party presidential candidate Brian Moore last year, when the Mississippi Secretary of State refused to accept his presidential elector paperwork because it was submitted at 5:10 p.m. on the filing deadline. The Secretary of State rejected the paperwork because it arrived ten minutes after he had closed his office. The building itself was still open, so the paperwork had been left at the door of the Secretary of State's office..."

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