Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge has had her team request our case to be dropped over 6 times now. I am waiting to see if they request it thrown out as moot. There is no end to their unethical ballot suppression techniques.
Whether I run as a democrat or an independent in 2022 is irrelevant to our 2020 case. We will be asking for a special election to unseat and replace Senator Tom Cotton as well as for this case to be used as precedent for future independent candidates in Arkansas. If they approve a special election I am sure Americans from across our nation will help to finance such an election. Independent US senate candidates need 10,000 verified signatures during a fixed 90 day period. The libertarian and Green parties have an open 90 day period in which they can choose to collect. Independent candidates for president of the US only need 1,000 signatures and have an unlimited collection period. This leave the severe burden placed on independent US senate candidates in Arkansas as being unconstitutional as protected by the fourteenth amendment section one, the equal protection clause.
I’ll keep y’all updated as we progress through this case and I thank y’all for your continued support!
Bronni is manipulating the timeline to make it look like this case is not important to me. Let me clarify for this liar since we pay his salary with our taxes while he is using our taxes to suppress Arkansans ballot.
June 24, we received the ruling from Judge Baker.
June 28, the following Monday we filed our appeal.
June 29, we submitted all requested documents.
July 2, we submitted transcripts.
July 6, we filed our designation and statement.
All of the prior filings needed to be complete before we could file our motion for expedite.
July 8, we filed our expedite.
NOW the AG took their sweet time to delay us.
July 20, AG filed opposition to expedite.
July 20, we filed our addendum and brief.
July 23, our expedite was denied by unnamed person with no reason given, after US AG Barr met with my opponent Tom Cotton and the defendants counsel AG Rutledge.
July 28, we filed renewed motion for expedite.
July 29 21:27, the AG filed opposition to expedite.
We have been following the legal process as quickly as it would allow. We have submitted over 279 pages of documentation.
The order to deny our expedite did not come from a judge, it did not come from a clerk, it came from an unnamed associate of an unnamed person a week after US AG William Barr had a closed door meeting with AR AG Leslie Rutledge and my opponent Tom Cotton.