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  •  Has it ever been tested? (1+ / 0-)
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    Seriously, if I had free Lexis time I'd look into this today. But how is "and you're not running for something else" not an additional qualification for office in the same way that term limits are?

    •  It's a good question (0+ / 0-)

      But by this view, any ballot access restrictions would be impermissible - like petitions, which you mentioned above. Or even filing deadlines.

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      by David Nir on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 12:40:11 PM PDT

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      •  depends on the state interest (0+ / 0-)

        States can limit ballot access for neutral reasons like  integrity of the electoral process and avoiding voter confusion.  Not sure what the state interest would be for "can't file for both at once."

        •  Probably the same way (1+ / 0-)
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          That states are allowed to have resign-to-run laws, or sore-loser laws. If anything, I'd say there's a stronger interest in barring double running because if you allow it, you risk creating instant vacancies if someone wins both at once. Resign-to-run and sore-loser laws are purely punitive.

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          by David Nir on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 02:29:30 PM PDT

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