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Three small political parties sue Alabama re ballot access

The Green Party, the Constitution Party, and the Libertarian Party, along with several voters and a Green Party presidential candidate, have filed suit against the Alabama law requiring unqualified parties to qualify by submitting petitions containing at least 3% of the voters in the last general election, and the petitions must be filed by the day of the first primary. Because of the change from having separate presidential and non-presidential primaries to having one primary on 13 March, the parties will have to qualify 8 months before the general election.

Information on the plaintiffs' attorney Dan Johnson is available on his firm's website.

The complaint is reproduced below:

Stein v. Chapman Complaint

Thanks to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News for the tip.

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