Third Party Candidate in Georgia Files Lawsuit Asking for Court to Order State To Accept a Lower Number of Signatures for Ballot Access

One issue that most people (including me) have not had a chance to delve into during this virus crisis is how it affects petitioning—both the ability of candidates and parties to get on the ballot as well as the qualification of initiatives.

I think this issue will get more attention (and it gets lots of attention over at Ballot Access News). Here’s the first lawsuit I’m aware of that seeks a court order to lower petition requirements: “The result [of the pandemic] is that the plaintiffs have no reasonable opportunity to qualify for the ballot without endangering their own lives and the lives of others.”

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