Michigan Bureau of Elections Says Top Two GOP Gubernatorial Candidates ‘Ineligible’ by Jon Dougherty for Conservative Brief
GNN Note – hmmm… seems like they have a little corruption problem in Michigan. Somebody better get on this on that state will turn full blown commie by years end. / END
The two most popular Republicans running against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are not eligible to be placed on the ballot after the Michigan Bureau of Elections claimed they did not submit enough valid signatures.
Fox News reported Tuesday that former Detroit Police Chief James Craig and businessman Perry Johnson, the two most prominent GOP contenders vying to unseat Whitmer, allegedly failed to qualify:
Gubernatorial candidates are required to submit 15,000 valid signatures to appear on the state ballot. According to the bureau, the affected candidates were victimized via a series of petitioners who obtained nothing but invalid or otherwise unusable signatures, putting them well below the mark.
“Michigan’s petition process is fatally flawed because it easily allows criminals to victimize candidates for public office and their thousands of supporters who legitimately sign petitions,” Johnson said of the situation in a campaign statement Monday.
“We must bring quality to the petition process by allowing campaigns a mechanism to compare signatures that are gathered by circulators with signatures on the Qualified Voter File to ensure their legitimacy,” the statement continued.
“Criminals can commit fraud for money or by purposely infiltrating a victimized campaign with illegitimate signatures in a Machiavellian attempt by the opposing party to later have them removed from the ballot,” Johnson continued.
“Unfortunately, the signatures provided to campaigns cannot currently be checked until after their submission to the Secretary of State. This needs to change, immediately,” he added.
Michigan elections bureau says GOP frontrunner for governor and 4 others are ineligible for ballot due to fraudulent and invalid petition signatures https://t.co/6T39PQvOYj
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) May 24, 2022