Barr Tries to Kick McCain, Obama Off Texas Ballot – America’s Election HQ
Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr has filed a lawsuit in Texas demanding John McCain and Barack Obama be removed from the ballot, saying they missed the official filing deadline.
Texas law requires that written certification of the party’s nominees be delivered before 5 p.m. of the 70th day before Election Day. This year, the deadline fell on Aug. 26.
Barr’s campaign contends that because neither candidate had been nominated by the official filing deadline, it was impossible for them to file under Texas law.
The thing is..he’s absolutly right. Obama did not claim the nomination until August 27th. McCain did not claim the nomination until Sept 4th. There’s no way either of them could have filed. I am hoping the Texas Supreme court actually follows and enforces state law. Stay tuned this could be huge.