Federal court ruling allows Tomasik to run as Libertarian Party candidate

The same judge who in 2012 declared parts of the state’s ballot access laws unconstitutional has issued an injunction requiring the Shelby County Election Commission to list Jim Tomasik as a Libertarian Party candidate in the upcoming House District 91 election, reports Jackson Baker.

Tomasik, who is chairman of the Tennessee Libertarian Party, filed suit after being listed as an independent candidate. Among other things, the lawsuit claimed an undue burden on minor party members in light of meeting the deadlines for party recognition on the ballot.

Tomasik faces Democratic Party nominee Raumesh Akbari in the Nov. 21 general election. Early voting begins today.

The 2012 case is under appeal by the defendants, Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins.

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