On August 15, the Vermont Secretary of State and Attorney General asked the Vermont Supreme Court to reverse the lower court order that had given Justice Party presidential nominee Rocky Anderson more time to get his signatures verified by town clerks. In the meantime, Anderson now only needs ten more verified signatures, which he will probably obtain on August 16. The case is Anderson v State of Vermont.
The Vermont Supreme Court now has two cases before it on relating to the June petition deadline for independent candidates. As noted in earlier posts, Vermont is tied for having the nation’s earliest petition deadline for independent presidential candidates. The state it is tied with is North Carolina.