Sunday, September 28, 2008

File under "reasons politics frustrates me."

The major parties ignore Texas electoral law:

If you've been following The Freedom Files, you know that Bob Barr has sued Texas to get John McCain and Barack Obama taken off the ballot. You see, according to Texas election code, they needed to file by August 25th.

McCain didn't certify until September 4th, Obama on August 28th...

They're allowed to get away with it:

... and yet they were still included on the ballot, in violation of election law.

Bob Barr's campaign sues to keep them off the ballot (essentially attempting to force the state to enforce state law, or give some justification for flouting it), and here is the decision in its entirety:

Texas state seal

THE SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS


Orders Pronounced September 23, 2008

MISCELLANEOUS

THE FOLLOWING PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS IS DENIED:

08-0761 IN RE BOB BARR, WAYNE ALLEN ROOT, AND THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF TEXAS

No explanation. Not even vague platitudes about it being "in the interest of democracy" or "for the sake of the voters." Just "denied." This is an offense against the rule of law, one of the foundations of the republic, but I suspect that nobody will care.

I call bullshit on this decision.

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