Montana Green Party Petition Challenge

July 21, 2020

On behalf of the Montana Democratic Party, and individual voters, we challenged a false petition organized and funded by the Montana Republican Party. Hundreds of Montana voters signed what they believed was a petition to select candidates for the Montana Green Party, but the petition actually had nothing to do with the Green Party and was led by professional, out-of-state signature gatherers from a for-profit political consulting firm. The lawsuit asks the Secretary of State to honor the signers who requested to remove their signature and withdraw this false Green Party from the ballot. The District Court ruled in our favor, and ordered the Secretary of State to remove the Green Party from the ballot.