CCD challenges North Dakota law barring Libertarian primary winners from the general election ballot
CCD files lawsuit in federal district court for North Dakota to challenge the constitutionality of a state law that bars winners of the North Dakota Libertarian Party’s primary election from appearing on the general election ballot, because they did not receive a specified minimum number of votes. The plaintiffs are the North Dakota Libertarian Party and three of its candidates for state legislature – Richard Ames, Thommy Passa and Anthony Stewart – each of whom was denied placement on North Dakota’s November 2, 2010 general election ballot, despite being the undisputed winner of the party’s primary election in June. Read the Bismarck Tribune coverage.
Case: 3:10-cv-00064-RRE-KKK (Libertarian Party of North Dakota v. Jaeger)