Indiana Independent Candidate Sues Indiana over Ballot Access Petition for Statewide Office

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On May 31, 2017, Andrew Straw filed a federal lawsuit against Indiana’s 2% petition requirement for independent candidates and the nominees of unqualified parties, as applied to people who are physically disabled and unable to engage in petitioning in public in the normal fashion, which requires mobility. The lawsuit is based on the federal law that prohibits states from discriminating against disabled individuals. Straw v State of Indiana, s.d., 1:17cv-1797. The case is assigned to U.S. District Court Judge William T. Lawrence, a Bush Jr. appointee.

For 2018, Straw wants to be on the ballot as the Disability Party nominee for Secretary of State. Here is the ballotpedia page about him


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