Saturday, September 1, 2012
UPDATE Challenge Withdrawn 9/1 Who's Afraid Of Gary Johnson? Mittens And The GOP Part V (Ohio)
Protesters Kelly Mills and Cynthia Rees have withdrawn their their challenge so Gary Johnson will remain on the ballot in Ohio.
One down, five more to win but one has to wonder how many more "serial challenges" the GOP will launch
This is getting old.
With challenges to Gary Johnson's ballot status already under way in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Oklahoma, a new challenge has been filed in Ohio.
Just like in Oklahoma where the state kept the decision secret to remove Johnson from the ballot for 12 days, the Ohio challenge was filed on August 24th but the campaign was not notified until late on August 31st, the day before the long weekend, of the September 4th hearing.
These political shenanigans by the GOP are intended to suppress opposition to their milquetoast nominee Mitt "Obama-Lite" Romney by getting Governor Johnson removed from the ballot in key states where Mittens needs every vote he can muster or to bankrupt his campaign so they do not have the funds to competitively campaign.
Unlike the GOP, neither Gary Johnson nor the Libertarian Party have millions of dollars or armies of lawyers to waste on these challenges. The Johnson campaign has even issued a statement calling out the GOP for their "serial challenges" and vows to fight every one until the end.
This of course is all a steaming pile of crap as the GOP is trying to manipulate the electoral process because they know that their candidate is a loser in the vein of John McCain and Bob Dole.
Here's what you can do to help.
If you are a liberty-minded attorney who wishes to help, please contact Alicia Dearn at 858-750-5800, firstname.lastname@example.org. The campaign is looking for lawyers to assist in all 50 states.
If you are a liberty-minded individual, please donate what you can to the Gary Johnson 2012 campaign and let the GOP know that they cannot defeat liberty.