Green Party Fights To Stay On Ballot

Texas – The Texas Supreme Court will let the Green Party put its candidates on the November statewide ballot for now.

In a ruling issued Friday, the court still wants to consider arguments by state Democrats that the Green Party took improper corporate contributions to fund their petition drive, but the Green Party lawyer says the ruling lets the party file its four statewide candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, comptroller and railroad commission with the secretary of state.

Friday was the deadline for the filing.

The ruling suggests the court won't make a final decision until late July at the earliest. The Green Party insists its actions were legal.

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