On August 9, Rocky De La Fuente filed a brief in his case against the California requirement that an independent presidential candidate submit 178,039 signatures to get on the ballot. De La Fuente v Padilla, c.d., 2:16cv-3242. No other candidate, except a presidential candidate, ever needs more than 65 signatures to get on a California ballot for partisan office. No one has complied with the California statewide independent petition requirement since 1992. De La Fuente is the first independent presidential candidate in California history to sue against the independent presidential petition, which has been in the law since 1976.