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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 05:58 PM

Libertarians try to block Romney from Washington Ballot

Source: AP

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Libertarian Party in Washington state is trying to block Mitt Romney from the November ballot, arguing that Republicans are no longer a major political party.

Officials said Thursday that the party filed a lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court. The Libertarians contend that the GOP does not get an automatic slot on the ballot because state law defines major parties as those who receive 5 percent of the vote in a statewide race during a November general election in even years.

Republican Dino Rossi did get 48 percent of the vote in the U.S. Senate race two years ago but wasn't officially nominated by the party at its convention.

State elections officials cite other laws that say a party qualifies as a major political party if its presidential ticket got more than 5 percent of the vote in the last White House vote.



Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48695853/ns/local_news-seattle_wa/#.UC16VqOQmSo



Well this made me smile.

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The empressof all Aug 2012 OP
n2doc Aug 2012 #1
davidpdx Aug 2012 #4
WestSeattle2 Aug 2012 #2
alp227 Aug 2012 #3

Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 07:14 PM

1. Well the libertarians are certainly experts on being an irrelevant political party n/t

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Response to n2doc (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 02:31 AM

4. You said it

I have one of them on my Facebook page. She's not combative with my posts (not surprising I post lots of political stuff) but has posted some things I disagree with.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 08:13 PM

2. They're on the right track as far as republican irrelevancy.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 01:01 AM

3. You should've tagged this "NOT from the Onion"!

I'd be partying if they actually won this frivolous lawsuit, too!

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