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(September 1, 2020 – Syracuse, NY and Florence, SC) Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker have retained the law firm of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., to challenge the Elections Commission’s decision to deny ballot access to the Green Party presidential and vice presidential nominees.
The litigation will be filed this week. Hawkins said, “Thousands of voters in Wisconsin signed petitions to put us on the ballot and we are suing to protect their right to have choices beyond the two parties funded by the millionaires and billionaires. We are confident that the Wisconsin courts will recognize that our campaign has shown sufficient public support to be placed on the ballot. The Democratic Commission members have committed a crime against democracy by suppressing voter choice.”
Angela Walker, a Wisconsin native who ran for office in Milwaukee and worked with Wisconsin unions, said, “The Democratic Party is behaving like the anti-Democratic Party by working to keep the Green Party off the ballot. Thousands of voters in Wisconsin reject both former Vice President Joe Biden or President Donald Trump. These voters deserve more choices. Unlike the two corporate parties, we put the interests of the people before corporations, and we put the protection of the planet ahead of protection of big business profits.”