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Courts have lawsuits from 3 Republicans barred from ballot

James Craig, Michael Markey, and Perry Johnson are suing to get on the Aug. 2 primary ballot for Governor of Michigan. James Craig, Michael Markey, and Perry Johnson are suing to get on the Aug. 2 primary ballot for Governor of Michigan. | 

The Associated Press
Created: May 31, 2022 03:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Two more Republican candidates for governor are suing to get on the Aug. 2 primary ballot, just days before the Michigan lineup must be settled.

James Craig filed a lawsuit Friday night in the Court of Claims while Michael Markey went to the Court of Appeals on Sunday. They were declared ineligible last week, the result of a tie vote by the Board of State Canvassers.

State election officials say they didn’t meet the 15,000-signature threshold because of fraudulent signatures on petitions.

Perry Johnson also didn’t make the ballot and filed a lawsuit Friday.

The candidates want courts to order the board to put them on the ballot. They say the elections bureau should have inspected petitions line by line.

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