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Pennsylvania Minor Parties File Opening Brief in Third Circuit in Lawsuit that Attacks Procedures for Checking Signatures

On October 3, the Pennsylvania Constitution, Green, and Libertarian Parties filed this brief in the Third Circuit, in Constitution Party of Pennsylvania v Aichele, 13-1952. The issue is Pennsylvania’s unique system for checking the validity of petitions, which puts petitioning groups at risk of paying up to $110,000 in court costs if the petition doesn’t have enough valid signatures.

The U.S. District Court ruled that the plaintiffs don’t have standing, a conclusion that is laughable. The text of the brief is 34 pages and it’s clear and easy to understand.

One Response

  1. Andy

    It would be far cheaper to pay some election clerks to do a statistical sampling of the petition signatures than it is to check them via the challenge system in court.

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