On October 4, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pitman refused to put Rocky De La Fuente on the Texas ballot as an independent candidate for President. He said De La Fuente is not likely to prevail on the merits that the sore loser law for presidential candidates is unconstitutional. De La Fuente had run in the Texas Democratic presidential primary earlier this year, and Texas explicitly says that people who run in a presidential primary cannot then run in November under a different party. Kennedy v Secretary of State of Texas, w.d, 1:16cv-1047.
The case is still alive and will have further proceedings next year.
Posted on October 8, 2016 by Richard Winger