The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 9th in favor of the Green Party of Tennessee! U.S. District Court in Tennessee struck down the state’s ballot access law for newly-qualifying parties. The court ordered the State of Tennessee to put the Green Party on the ballot for the November 6th election relieving them of all petition requirements. The Green Party candidates are listed on the state website.
The U.S. District Court also called for a public drawing to determine the order candidates are placed on the ballot. Surveys show voters choose the first name more frequently than other placement if they don’t have a strong preference for a candidate. Being first on the ballot can determine the results as we saw in the Democrat’s U.S. Senate race last week. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against us there allowing the two largest parties the best spots on the ballot.
That’s okay! We’re on! See the ruling here: Link to the court order