The Hill reports:
The Virginia Republican Party announced Thursday that it’s filing a lawsuit to get Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe off the ballot for November, alleging he failed to sign a candidacy declaration form.
According to the state GOP, the declaration of candidacy document includes the signatures of McAuliffe’s press secretary Renzo Olivari and aide Christian Radden confirming they witnessed McAuliffe sign the form, but does not include the candidate’s signature.
Virginia GOP Chairman Rich Anderson said in a statement that the lack of McAuliffe’s signature “severely jeopardizes the integrity of our elections in Virginia.”
Read the full article. Pathetic.
Our campaign submitted the required paperwork. This is nothing more than a desperate Trumpian move by the Virginia GOP to deprive voters of a choice in this election because Terry is consistently leading in the polls. #VAGov
— Christina Freundlich (@christinafreund) August 26, 2021
— Jacob Alderman (@Jacob_Alderman_) August 26, 2021
It looks as though the required signatures are of either two witnesses or a notary. The candidate cannot be a witness for himself.
— @timechaser_8 (@timechaser_8) August 26, 2021