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Civil Rights – Election Law – Independent Candidate – Petition – Residency (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses a would-be congressional candidate’s constitutional challenge to a Virginia statute that imposes a district residency requirement for persons circulating petitions for independent candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives. At issue is the requirement in Va. Code § 24.2-506 that each signature on a petition shall have been witnessed by ...

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