Building on the 2016 victory in Georgia Green Party vs Kemp, in Federal District Court for Georgia’s Northern District, candidates this year have challenged the 5% ballot access barrier as it applies to Libertarian Congressional candidates. The Libertarian Party of Georgia retains ballot access under the OCGA 21-2-180 rule for their candidates for state-wide office. No Congressional candidate in the history of Georgia’s 5% rule has met the standard and suceeded in obtaining ballot access since its enactment in 1943.
Today, the 11th Circuit heard oral arguments in the Libertarian Party’s appeal of Judge Leigh Martin May’s denial of plaintiff’s motion for summary judgement, handed down September 23rd, 2019.
With apologies for the late start of this recording, this audio provides all but the first first or three minutes of today’s hearing on the case.