Nebraska Supreme Court Throws Out Republican Lawsuit

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Monday that they have no jurisdiction for denying Bob Kerrey's place on the election ballot.

"Republican leaders sought an activist court decision of the worst kind - one that would have denied the right of voters to choose an elected official," said Paul Johnson, Kerrey Campaign Manager. "These Republican leaders will now have to move on from denial and anger and accept the fact that they have to compete on the field. The time and taxpayer dollars they spent on these frivolous actions show how much they wanted to avoid that competition."

Last week, a District Court ruling on Bob Kerrey’s ballot eligibility made clear that there is “no evidence to suggest that Mr. Kerrey knowingly and willfully violated any laws of the State of Nebraska.”

This decision followed prior rulings by the Douglas County Election Commissioner and the Nebraska Secretary of State that Kerrey handled his voter registration properly and met the Constitutional requirements to run for Senate.

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