When the Supreme Court of Texas gave the two major parties a pass for missing the filing deadline to appear on the presidential ballot, I doubted whether a third party candidate would have been given the same deference. In fact, the Texas Supreme Court didn’t even bother to issue an opinion on LP nominee Bob Barr’s claim. They just dismissed it out of hand.
As it turns out, the Libertarian Party missed the filing deadline in neighboring Louisiana because state offices were closed that week due to Hurricane Gustav. So the state gave the Barr campaign a break, right?
Well, see for yourself.