Some modest procedural hurdles may make sense to keep the ballots from being festooned with hundreds of gadfly candidates. But using mere legal technicalities to reduce the voters' options reeks more of the politics of Chicago than of free-spirited Nevada.
I would agree, but then you should change the law. If it is the law, then everyone must be held to it.
The big objection to Mr. Ashjian's candidacy is that the Tea Party Movement is not a political party and is not associated with Mr Ashjian's candidacy.