American politics, the greatest show on earth......
Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr’s campaign filed suit Tuesday seeking to remove Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama from the ballot in Texas, alleging that the two major candidates missed the deadline for officially filing to be on the ballot.
The lawsuit by the former Republican congressman from Georgia claims that neither McCain nor Obama met the requirement of Texas law that all candidates provide “written certification” of their nomination “before 5 p.m. on the 70th day before election day,” because neither had been formally nominated by their respective parties in time.
That would have been Aug. 25. Obama did not accept his party’s nomination until Aug. 28, McCain his on Sept. 4.
I'd heard the Obama campaign had its act together. Oh, well.
Link thanks to http://rm.livejournal.com/1455617.html
Mood: cracking up hysterically while
Addendum: Anyone happen to know when and how the Texas filing requirement was passed? Was this something the people in the parties should have known, or was it something Texas should have told them?
At least no one's going to believe this is a clever Libertarian conspiracy.