Aug 26 2010

Tea Party Files Ballot Access Lawsuit in Michigan

Source: Ballot Access News

On August 25, the group that submitted a petition to be on the Michigan ballot as a political party called the Tea Party, filed a lawsuit to obtain a place on the ballot. The case is The Tea Party v Board of State Canvassers, state court of appeals, Lansing, 299805.

The group has enough valid signatures on its petition, but the Board of State Canvassers refused to put it on the ballot because of various paperwork irregularities. The petition form is a state form that asks the group circulating the petition to enter the name of the party. The group filled out the form with the words “Tea Party”. However, on the certificate naming the party’s officers, and the campaign finance reports, the party is “The Tea Party.” Also, in Michigan, the party’s vignette (the picture that goes on the ballot representing the party; this is called a “logo” in other states) says the name of the party is “The Tea Party”.

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Aug 24 2010

Pennsylvania: Third Parties Want Ballot Laws Changed

Source: Pennsylvania Independent

There will be no third party options on the statewide ballot for governor and Senate in November, after ballot challenges forced candidates from the Libertarian and Green parties to withdraw their nominating petitions.

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Aug 23 2010

Tea Party Blocked from Michigan Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

On August 23, the Michigan Board of State Canvassers blocked the Tea Party from appearing on the November 2010 ballot. The vote was 2-2. A tie keeps a party off the ballot. Apparently some of the party’s documents refer to it as “The Tea Party” whereas other documents just call it “Tea Party.” Read more »

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Aug 02 2010

Tea Party Submits Statewide Petition in Pennsylvania

Source: Ballot Access News

On August 2, a statewide petition for Pennsylvania governor was filed by the Tea Party. The candidate for Governor is John Krupa, who had earlier expected to be the Constitution Party candidate for Governor. The Constitution Party did not feel it had enough funding to complete its own petition. But then a Tea Party group Read more »

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