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Minor party sues over law making it harder to get on ballot

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Posted at 2:50 AM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 02:50:18-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A minor political party in New York has sued over a new law approved by political appointees that will make it harder for parties to get on the ballot.

The Serve America Movement Party filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan Tuesday claiming the new requirement violates the public's constitutional right to create and develop new political parties.

Lawmakers tasked politically appointed commissioners with drawing up rules that became law in December for an up-to-$100 million system that would match candidates’ fundraising with taxpayer money.