The "Tea Party" Files Suit

By: News 10
By: News 10
The group is trying to get its candidates on the November ballot.

Staff Photo: Erin Evans
Jennifer Buse with the Rockdale County Board of Elections checks a voting machine set up at the early voting polling room in the Rockdale Government Annex at 1400 Parker Road. Poll workers said voting was light for the first week of early voting that will continue through July 16.

The group calling itself "The Tea Party" is headed to court to try and get its candidates on the November ballot.

An attorney for the group filed a suit with the state court of appeals Wednesday.

It says the board of canvassers should have voted to put the party on the ballot earlier this week.

The vote was split with two democrats for it, and two republicans against it.

Republicans and tea party activists say "The Tea Party" is trying to confuse voters, and take away votes from their candidates.

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