(Harrisburg) -- A Commonwealth Court judge has rejected the Libertarian Party's request for reimbursement of its expenses in a ballot challenge.
Senior Judge James Gardner Colins ruled that the request for the award of more than $200,000 in court costs and fees was filed too late.
Prior to the November election, challengers backed by the Republican Party contested the petitions of the Libertarian candidates for president, vice president, U.S. Senate, attorney general, auditor general and treasurer.
The line-by-line review of tens of thousands of signatures took more than seven weeks, but the Libertarians prevailed.
All six of their statewide candidates remained on the ballot but lost the election.
Colins also rejected a request for court costs by the challengers.
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