Monday, December 15, 2014

All Briefs Filed in Michigan Ballot Access Case

15 December 2014

By Richard Winger
Ballot Access News

"As of December 9, all briefs have been filed in the Sixth Circuit in Erard v Michigan Secretary of State, 14-1873. The Socialist Party challenges Michigan ballot access laws for new parties, arguing that the state discriminates against newly-qualifying parties, relative to old ones. For the 2016 election, for example, Michigan requires a newly-qualifying party to submit 31,565 signatures. But a party that was already on the ballot in November 2014 only needed to poll 16,491 votes for any statewide race to remain ballot-qualified...."

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