Briefs filed in Johnson lawsuit, state moves to dismiss Craig case
The state elections bureau recommended candidates be left off the ballot due to alleged signature fraud and a lack of valid signatures.
Tuesday was the deadline to file motions and briefs in some Republican lawsuits to get on the August gubernatorial primary ballot.
GOP candidates like Perry Johnson sued last week after losing their spots in the primary race. The state elections bureau recommended they be left off the ballot due to alleged signature fraud and a lack of valid signatures.
Nancy Wang’s group “Voters Not Politicians” filed an amicus brief in court to keep the Johnson campaign off the ballot.
“You should really uphold the law because to allow something like this, to allow Perry Johnson and other candidates to get on the ballot despite fraudulent signatures, that would set a dangerous precedent” Wang said.
Meanwhile, state officials have asked to dismiss a separate lawsuit involving another candidate; James Craig.