CHATTANOOGA, TN. (Times Free Press) -- Chattanooga attorney and presidential candidate John Wolfe said Tuesday he plans to file suit after the Louisiana Democratic Party denied him at least three delegates to the national convention.

"They're trying to have a coronation [of President Barack Obama] rather than a nomination," said Wolfe. "It's just not fair."

Wolfe, a frequent, unsuccessful candidate for local office, won more than 17,000 votes and almost 12 percent of voters in Louisiana's March primary. But the state's Democratic Party said Wolfe isn't eligible for delegates because he failed to meet qualification requirements.

"Mr. Wolfe is not eligible for any delegates," said James Hallinan, the state party's communications and research director, in an email.

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