Rocky De La Fuente Sues Washington State Over Ballot Access; Hearing is September 26
26 Sep

Rocky De La Fuente Sues Washington State Over Ballot Access; Hearing is September 26

Independent presidential candidate Rocky De La Fuente collected enough valid signatures to be on the Washington ballot, but he was kept off because his campaign didn’t file a notice in a newspaper a week before the petition drive started. The newspaper requirement is a hangover from the days when Washington ballot access was not based on petitions, but on attracting a minimum number of voters to a meeting. The lawsuit argues that the requirement is obsolete, especially since the state now permits “meetings” in which circulators ask open-air passersby to sign.

The case is De La Fuente v Wyman, w.d., 3:16cv-5801. It has a hearing Monday, September 26, at 3 p.m. The case is assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Benjamin Settle, a Bush Jr. appointee.

Source: http://ballot-access.org/2016/09/26/rocky-de-la-fuente-sues-washington-state-over-ballot-access-hearing-is-september-26/

Author: Richard Winger

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