Libertarians predict victory in Pa. ballot fight

Posted: October 09, 2012

HARRISBURG - The Libertarian Party is predicting its candidates will stay on the Pennsylvania ballot despite a drawn-out challenge backed by the Republican Party.

Paul Rossi, a lawyer for the Libertarians, said Monday there was "zero chance" that the party would fall short of the 20,601 petition signatures it needed to keep presidential candidate Gary Johnson and its other statewide candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot.

The challengers hope to retroactively disqualify about 100 signatures through a motion that Commonwealth Court Judge James Gardner Colins is expected to consider Tuesday at a hearing in Philadelphia. But Rossi said the Libertarians could easily pick up more than that in the more than 1,000 signatures that are still contested.

Larry Otter, a lawyer for the challengers, said the judge would settle those issues Tuesday. - AP

comments powered by Disqus
|
|
|
|
|