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July 8, 2008 4:47 PM

Hold the presses! Libertarian makes general election ballot

Posted by Kate Riley

Here's an irony for you.

Libertarian Ruth Bennett sued Washington state when voters approved a new nonpartisan primary in 2004. Her beef was that the so-called top two primary -- in which the top two vote getters advance, regardless of their party preference -- would keep candidates of minority parties, such as the Libertarian party, off the general election ballot. She was a named plaintiff along with representatives of the state Democrat and Republican parties.

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