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Election signature requirements modified due to Covid-19 (access required)

Difficulties in obtaining signatures because of Covid-19, including bans on large public gatherings, resulted in the court’s modifying the signature requirements for candidates running for Congress and the presidency. Background In Virginia, independent and minor party candidates seeking national office must collect by petition a certain number of signatures from qualified voters to appear on the general ...