Source: Ballot Access News
Alabama elects its state judges in partisan elections. This year, five seats on the Alabama Supreme Court are open. Only one Democrat is running for any of the five numbered seats. Because ballot access is so difficult, no minor parties are on the ballot, and the petition deadline for new parties was March 13. Unless the pending ballot access lawsuit filed by the Constitution, Green and Libertarian Parties wins, Alabama voters will have only one candidate on the November ballot for four of the statewide partisan judicial races.
Roy Moore appears to have won the Republican primary for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, with no need for a runoff primary. This was a surprise, because he had been outspent by his two Republican opponents. He had been Chief Justice previously, but had been impeached in 2003 because he refused to obey a federal court order to remove a massive monument to the Ten Commandments. He had then flirted with the idea of seeking the Constitution Party’s presidential nomination, but never did so. See this story about Moore. It was written before the primary. Moore has promised in this campaign that he will not seek to restore the Ten Commandments monument in the State Supreme Court building. See this story about Moore’s victory in the primary.
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