The Tennessee Supreme Court sided with the state’s Republican Party, stripping Tennessee Republican candidate Robby Starbuck’s name from the primary ballot.
Tennessee’s high court issued a ruling to remove Starbuck from the ballot.
“Starbuck, a longshot candidate was barred from appearing on the 5th Congressional District primary ballot after the party voted to do so in a closed meeting on the grounds that he did not meet the party’s requirements to stand in the race,” reported JustTheNews.
“Starbuck, however, won over the Davidson County Chancery Court last week and secured a ruling in his favor to restore him to the ballot,” reports JustTheNews.
“The state GOP filed a petition to appeal the ruling, with several high ranking Tennessee Republicans such as Attorney General Herb Slatery among the signatories,” JustTheNews reported.
“A very sad day for Tennessee voters who will be disenfranchised by today’s TN Supreme Court decision to overturn the State Court’s order to keep me on the ballot,” Starbuck tweeted. “As a result, my name has been removed from the ballot. The precedent this sets is shocking.”
“The law now is that parties don’t have to face their voters to explain why they’re removing a candidate,” he added. “They can just decide they only want a few select party puppet options.”
“In a super majority state like ours that means many reps will be SELECTED in secret instead of ELECTED,” Starbuck said.
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