North Carolina Ballot Access Hearing Postponed

The U.S. District Court in Charlotte that was to have held a hearing in a North Carolina constitutional ballot access case on July 28 has postponed the hearing to an undetermined date in mid-August.  The case is Greene v Bartlett.  The plaintiff challenges the number of signatures needed for an independent candidate for U.S. House in North Carolina, which is 4% of the number of registered voters.  The hearing was postponed because the judge must have a medical operation on July 28.  UPDATE:  the hearing is now set for August 12 at 2 p.m.

No independent candidate for U.S. House on North Carolina has ever appeared on a government-printed ballot.  One did appear to qualify this year, but then the candidate named on the petition refused to run.  The petition had been sponsored by the Service Employees International Union.

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