COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a request for emergency action by the Libertarian Party of Ohio as it tries to ensure its gubernatorial candidate gets on the May primary ballot.
The court rejected Libertarians’ demand that Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) stop printing the party’s primary ballot until the matter is resolved.
The court also refused the party’s request that Husted be forced to seek a waiver to the requirement that military and overseas ballots be mailed by Saturday.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said Friday the court will take quick action on the party’s overall request to get contender Charlie Earl on the ballot.
Earl was disqualified on the grounds that two Earl petitioners failed to properly disclose their employers.