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Green Party to be on Texas Ballot



    Green Party to be on Texas Ballot

    The Texas Supreme Court has removed the last hurdle for the Green Party to be on the Nov. 2 statewide ballot, dismissing a challenge brought by Democrats.

    Texas Democrats had already agreed to drop their efforts, making Friday's ruling little more than a formality. The court ruled last week the Green Party could be on the ballot while the case was pending.

    The state Democratic Party has alleged a Green Party petition drive was a plot hatched and supported by Republicans to pull liberal votes away from Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White.

    Democrats say the Green Party improperly accepted money from a group backed by Republicans.

    Democrats say they will continue separate efforts, in a lower court, to sue for civil penalties.