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Ohio's Greens, Constitutionalists join Libertarians in challenging minor party restrictions
Lawsuit says GOP lawmakers are unfairly changing the rules to affect next year's voters
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Libertarians claim GOP lawmakers fear losing gubernatorial votes to Charlie Earl.
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Ohio Green and Constitution parties want to join the Libertarians in fighting the state’s new restrictions on minor parties. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on a court battle that’s expected to impact next year’s gubernatorial race.

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This fall, Ohio’s Republican lawmakers passed new rules for minor parties to appear on the ballot. They ratchet up the number of signatures the parties have to gather and require the signatures come from a certain number of counties.

The Libertarian Party immediately sued, saying the Republicans were trying to keep them and their gubernatorial candidate – Charlie Earl– off the ballot.

Now the American Civil Liberties Union has filed to include the other two minor parties in the suit.

All say the law changes the rules mid-stream by taking effect next year --  that the timing will prevent their parties from holding primaries, strip them of statewide recognition and retroactively yank their candidates from the 2014 ballot.  

The parties are also challenging another change I the law that prohibits people from hiring out of state residents to circulate petitions for candidates, parties and issues.

 

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