December 19, 2007
Tennessee third parties, rise up this Friday (updated again)
Ballot access is such a sexy topic, isn't it? (Don't answer that.) According to a report filed last week by Ballot Access News, a much-delayed lawsuit may finally be filed on Friday, December 21, to challenge one of the strictest barriers in the nation against third parties.
Tennessee is one of only two states in which no party (other than the Democrats and Republicans) has been ballot-qualified in the last 25 years, other than the Democratic and Republican Parties. The other such state is New Jersey...
Count on TennesseeTicket.com to follow this court action and to provide commentary as needed.
UPDATE: Delayed again. I can't help but wonder if these delays are related to the fact that just about every lawyer, judge, and elected court official in this great state is an active member of one or the other major political party. (Post-update: see comment below from Richard Winger.)
UPDATE II: The 28th came and went, but a new timeframe has been tentatively set.
Elections | By joe lance | 8:53 PM