Many prominent candidates disqualified over signatures

Just The NewsThe Michigan Bureau of Elections has ruled that five GOP candidates running to unseat Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are not eligible for the state's August primary because of faulty signatures on their campaign petitions.

The agency says the petitions in question include signatures from people paid to sign their names and the names of the deceased – a finding at least on campaign disputes.

"We strongly believe they are refusing to count thousands of signatures from legitimate voters who signed the petitions and look forward to winning this fight before the board and, if necessary, in the courts," said John Yob, a consultant for the Johnson campaign.

Playing games with ballot access and petition signatures is very old tactic, but clearly still an effective one.

This entry was published Sat Jun 18 23:53:49 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2022-06-18 23:53:49.0. [Tweet]

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