Ralph Nader Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Hear His Hawaii Ballot Access Case

File this under the “You learn something new every day” category:

On November 30, Ralph Nader asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his ballot access case from Hawaii.  The case number has not been assigned yet.  The case originated in 2004, and challenges the Hawaii policy that requires six times as many signatures for an independent presidential candidate, as for an entire new party.  When a new party qualifies in Hawaii, it is entitled to its own primary, and the easy ability to run a candidate for every partisan office in the state.  Thus, a new party has far more impact on the ballot than a single independent presidential candidate…

Full story at Ballot Access News.

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