On August 23, the Michigan Board of State Canvassers blocked the Tea Party from appearing on the November 2010 ballot. The vote was 2-2. A tie keeps a party off the ballot. Apparently some of the party’s documents refer to it as “The Tea Party” whereas other documents just call it “Tea Party.” Also, this story discusses some problems with the affidavits of candidacy. The party will now go to court. Thanks to Jason Miller for this news.