Friday, August 14, 2015

Sixth Circuit Refuses to Rehear Michigan Socialist Party Ballot Access Case

14 August 2015

By Richard Winger
Ballot Access News

On August 12, the Sixth Circuit refused to hear Erard v Michigan Secretary of State, 14-1873. This is the case in which the Socialist Party, which is not ballot-qualified in Michigan, argues that Michigan discriminates against new parties, relative to old parties. Michigan requires approximately twice as many signatures for a newly-qualifying party to get on the ballot as it requires votes for an already-qualified party to remain on.

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