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U.S. Supreme Court asked to intervene in special election

Friday, April 21, 2017  
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Three minor party and independent candidates who want to run in Montana’s special congressional election are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.

Thomas Breck, Doug Campbell and Steve Kelly asked the nation’s highest court Thursday to place their names on the May 25 ballot, the Associated Press reports. A federal judge and a federal appeals court each declined similar requests.

The candidates say that Montana’s ballot-access laws don’t give independent candidates and voters a meaningful opportunity to participate.