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Husted rules Ohio Libertarians off the May ballot
Husted says they didn't meeting voter petition requirements
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has ruled that the Libertarian candidates for governor and attorney general do not have enough signatures to appear on the May ballot. 

The candidates -- Charlie Earl and Steve Linnabary -- ran into legal challenges filed by people who said those circulating some of their petitions did not identify who they were paid by, nor were they from the same political parties as the candidates. Husted said both conditions are required by law. 

Without those petitions, the candidates do not have enough signatures to make the May primary ballot. 

Late law year, Ohio’s GOP-dominated Legislature had passed a law making it harder for minor party candidates to get on the ballot. But that was thrown out by a federal judge.

 

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