Skip to comments.Barr Files Suit To Remove Obama And McCain From Texas Ballot
Posted on 09/16/2008 4:43:54 PM PDT by pissant
Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barrs campaign filed suit Tuesday seeking to remove Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama from the ballot in Texas, alleging that the two major candidates missed the deadline for officially filing to be on the ballot.
The lawsuit by the former Republican congressman from Georgia claims that neither McCain nor Obama met the requirement of Texas law that all candidates provide written certification of their nomination before 5 p.m. on the 70th day before election day because neither had been formally nominated by their respective parties in time.
That would have been Aug. 25. Obama did not accept his partys nomination until Aug. 28, McCain his on Sept. 4.
The lawsuit states: The hubris of the major parties has risen to such a level that they do not believe that the election laws of the State of Texas apply to them.
Pat Dixon, chairman of the Texas Libertarian Party, issued a statement saying, Libertarian principles require personal responsibility for your acts and failures. Obama and McCain failed to meet the deadlines. They must follow the law like everyone else.
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What a sour little catamite.
Kind of ironic coming from someone who claims to be for ballot access.
Bob Barr has officially lost his mind.
What a simple tool.
He will be considered quite respectable by the Olbermans and Matthews of the world starting today.
You’re the weakest link. Goodbye.
I realize that Libertarians want to legalize drugs but Barr doesn’t have to get carried away all at one time. Bob, just a little at a time.
No irony if you realize his goal is to help his fellow anti-war stooge, Obama.
Barr is a moron.
So Bob Barr has decided to mess with Texas...
Yes, for many reasons. Yet he will have no lack of cash to pursue this lawsuit. I’ll guarantee it.
Barr is an idiot. He needs to go hangout with his pals down at the aCLU and leave us alone. I know there are some terrorists somewhere who are bent on destroying America that need his help getting some “constitutional rights.”
That was exactly my first thought.
The LP has fought the battle to end the exclusionary laws and get on the ballot in almost every state and then pull this stupid stunt. No wonder they can't reach the critical mass.
I am ever more certain they will only split the Democratic vote this election cycle.
Barr is not only a nut and an idiot but he’s embarrassing himself.
You're the one who said Barr should play by the rules. What makes the republicans and democrats above the law? All they had to do was meet a simple filing deadline and they failed.
Excuse my ignorance how does this benefit Obama?
I’m starting to think some candidates run on 3rd party tickets for no other reason than to damage 3rd party chances even further.
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