Dems go to court to remove Green Party from Montana ballot

he Montana Democratic Party and three of its supporters filed suit late Monday to remove the Montana Green Party from the 2018 ballot, saying some signatures on petitions used to qualify the party are not valid.

The lawsuit says at least 180 of the signatures turned in last month are invalid, and therefore the Green Party failed to get the minimum required number of signatures in at least 34 state House districts.

The suit asked state District Judge Kathy Seeley of Helena to declare the signatures and petitions invalid and block Secretary of State Corey Stapleton or any other election official from placing the Green Party on the 2018 ballot.