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29 May 2012

Georgia Green Party Asks Federal Judge to Place Them on November Ballot

Calling Georgia's ballot access laws a "statutory scheme," the Green Party filed suit in federal court, asking a judge to place them on the November ballot.

The legal action, which lists Secretary of State Brian Kemp as the defendant, says Georgia's ballot access laws violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution and "imposes an unjustifiable burden on minor party presidential candidates."

The lawsuit, if successful, would only grant ballot access to the Green Party presidential nominee. Former Member of Congress Cynthia McKinney, who says she's running as a Green to regain her old congressional seat, would still be required to collect signatures for ballot access.

You can read the action (Green Party of Georgia et al., v. State of Georgia et al.) here.