Constitution Party fights to get on Pennsylvania ballot

Ballot Access News reports that the Constitution Party of Pennsylvania has submitted another 8,000 signatures “to supplement the 22,000 they submitted on the legal deadline, August 1. Not surprisingly, the Pennsylvania Elections Department rejected the additional signatures. The requirement is 24,666 signatures.”

The report continues:

The Constitution Party will sue to overturn the August 1 deadline, on two grounds: (1) it is too early and violates Anderson v Celebrezze; (2) the August 1 deadline was never passed or created by the Pennsylvania state legislature. It was created in 1984 in an effort by the Secretary of State to settle two lawsuits, filed by the Libertarian Party and the Communist Party. The statutory deadline is in May, but the state in the 1984 agreement promised to accept petitions up until August 1. Under the federal court ruling in Ohio last month, ballot access laws for president are not valid unless they were passed by a state legislature. Article II of the U.S. Constitution says, “Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors.”

2 Responses to “Constitution Party fights to get on Pennsylvania ballot”

  1. NewFederalist Says:

    I hope this works.

  2. Gary Odom Says:

    Me too. I am from California and live in Pennsylvania. A person can only take so much!

Leave a Reply