Thursday, August 24, 2006

Pennsylvania: Green Party goes for lower sig requirement in court

From Central PA and LeHigh Valley PennLive:
The Green Party of Pennsylvania argued yesterday that the statewide judicial retention last year constituted an election, and that the Pennsylvania Department of State should have based the third-party signature requirement on the number of "yes" votes Justice Sandra Schultz Newman received.... If Judge James Gardner Collins agrees, that would mean statewide minor-party candidates would have had to submit 15,949 valid signatures. The current requirement is 67,070 signatures. ... This would make a difference for Russ Diamond, who collected 26,000 signatures, but dropped out of the governor's race when it became clear he would not be able to get 67,070 signatures. [more]

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