Fulton Superior Court will hear Amason case
by Michelle Babcock
August 24, 2014 12:35 AM | 2998 views | 2 2 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Libertarian Jeff Amason will be in Fulton County Superior Court on Monday, as the court hears his case for ballot access to run for the state House District 21 seat.

Amason and his campaign group, Amason for Liberty, will be in court at 10 a.m., requesting his name be placed on the Nov. 4 ballot as a Libertarian candidate to run against Rep. Scot Turner (R- Holly Springs).

“We are very optimistic that the court will find in our favor. The court has a great opportunity to clarify its position and uphold the legislative intent for corporate notaries in Georgia,” Amason said.

Amason said he collected the required number of signatures in order to get his name on the ballot in November, but Secretary of State’s office spokesman Jared Thomas said Amason’s nomination petition failed, after 225 of 228 pages of the petition were disqualified due to a notary issue.

But Amason said he is confident he has a chance to get on the ballot, and wants to give voters a choice.

“The voters in District 21 have asked for choice in November, and I am happy to fight for their right. Once this case is behind us, I am looking forward to returning to the campaign trail and carrying the fight for freedom to the Georgia Legislature,” he said.

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Cherokee Voter
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August 25, 2014
Georgia is notorious for having some of the most restrictive ballot access laws in the country. It is extraordinarily difficult for anyone other than a "D" or an "R" to get on any ballot. The game is rigged against all 3rd parties and independents.

Amason diligently went thru the arduous process and was arbitrarily denied ballot access due to a very questionable technicality. If justice prevails, he will win in court.

The citizens of this state should demand reform of our draconian ballot access laws that prevent us from having real choices.
GA Voter
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August 27, 2014
Restrictive ballot access?

Libertarian Party makes up a very, very small portion of the population. Why should we have to put up with third, forth, fifth party candidates who will most likely fail.

Come back when you have a 20% strenght.

And as a PS - This candidate wants "special" priviledge for his wife as a Notary when even the forms clearly state Notaries cannot sign.

Lastly the judge laughed him out of court because he sued the wrong party.

Let him try again next year.
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