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1 Robert Timothy Reagan, et al., A Minor Candidate's Suits to Be on Presidential Election Ballots 1 (2018)

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CASE STUDIES IN EMERGENCY ELECTION LITIGATION


                   A Minor Candidate's Suits
            to Be  on  Presidential Election Ballots
    De  la Fuente Guerra  v. Democratic  Party  of Florida (Robert
       L. Hinkle, N.D. Fla. 4:16-cv-26), De  la Fuente v. Kemp
     (Richard  W. Story, 1:16-cv-256)  and De  la Fuente v. Kemp
     (Mark   H. Cohen,  1:16-cv-2937)  (N.D.  Ga.), De la Fuente
     v. South Carolina  Democratic   Party (Cameron   McGowan
         Currie, D.S.C. 3:16-cv-322), De  la Fuente Guerra  v.
    Winter  (Robert C. Brack,  D.N.M.  1:16-cv-393), De  la Fuente
      v. Krebs (Roberto  A. Lange,  D.S.D. 3:16-cv-3035),  De la
    Fuente  v. Cortis (John E. Jones III, M.D. Pa. 1:16-cv-1696),
            De  la Fuente v. Wyman   (Benjamin   H. Settle,
            W.D.  Wash.  3:16-cv-5801),  and De  la Fuente
          v. Alcorn (Liam  O'Grady,  E.D. Va.  1:16-cv-1201)
       A prospective candidate for president in 2016 filed federal com-
       plaints challenging his exclusion from primary election and general
       election ballots in several states. In 2018, the candidate achieved
       changes to ballot access rules in Virginia and Washington.
          Subject: Getting on the ballot. Topics: Getting on the ballot; pro
       se party; laches; primary election; matters for state courts; Electoral
       College; absentee ballots; interlocutory appeal; attorney fees.
A minor  candidate for President of the United States initiated federal litiga-
tion in several states, often pro se, to get on both primary election and gen-
eral election ballots in 2016. The candidate achieved ballot-access rules victo-
ries in Virginia' and Washington2 in 2018.
Florida
A prospective candidate for the Democratic nomination for President and
seven voters filed a federal complaint in the Northern District of Florida on
January 15, 2016, challenging the state's Democratic Party's exclusion of the
candidate from the March 15 primary election.' Three days later, the plain-
tiffs filed motions for preliminary injunctive relief' and expedited considera-
tion.'
   On  January 23, Judge Robert L. Hinkle denied the plaintiffs a preliminary
injunction without prejudice: The plaintiffs have tendered no evidence that

   1. Consent Decree, De la Fuente v. Alcorn, No. 1:16-cv-1201 (E.D. Va. Jan. 4, 2018), D.E.
56.
   2. Opinion, De la Fuente v. Wyman, No. 3:16-cv-5801 (W.D. Wash. Feb. 22, 2018), D.E.
43, 2018 WL 1014545.
   3. Complaint, De la Fuente Guerra v. Democratic Party of Fla., No. 4:16-cv-26 (N.D. Fla.
Jan. 15, 2016), D.E. 1.
   4. Motion, id. (N.D. Fla. Jan. 18, 2016), D.E. 3.
   5. Motion, id. (N.D. Fla. Jan. 18, 2016), D.E. 4.


Federal Judicial Center 3/19/2018


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