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Permitting Independent Voters to Vote in Party Primaries

Robert Timothy Reagan, Margaret S. Williams, Marie Leary, Catherine R. Borden, Jessica L. Snowden, Patricia D. Breen, Jason A. Cantone
April 3, 2014
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Hole v. North Carolina Board of Elections (James A. Beaty, Jr., M.D.N.C. 1:00-cv-477)
An unsuccessful primary election candidate filed a federal complaint nine days after the election alleging that her First Amendment rights were violated by the state and the party’s permitting independents to vote in the election. The district court denied relief as foreclosed by The Supreme Court’s 1986 decision in Tashjian v. Republican Party of Connecticut.
Topic: Primary election.

One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.