Petitioner for Rocky De La Fuente Sues Connecticut Over Ban on Out-of-State Circulators in Primaries


By Richard Winger On February 8, Shawn Wilmoth, who has been hired to collect signatures to place Rocky De La Fuente on the Democratic presidential primary ballots in many states, filed a federal lawsuit against the Connecticut law that bars out-of-state circulators for primary petitions. Wilmoth lives in Michigan. The case is Wilmoth v Merrill, 3:16cv-223.
De La Fuente needs 7,039 signatures to be collected from February 16 through March 4. Only registered Democrats may sign. This is a difficult petition requirement. Because the petitioning period has already started, the lawsuit is being expedited. The state’s response is …read more