Michigan Elections Board Rules Two GOP Candidates For Governor Ineligible: “Fraudulent Petition Circulators”

The Detroit News reports:

Former Detroit police Chief James Craig and businessman Perry Johnson [photo], two of the top candidates for the Republican nomination for governor, didn’t submit enough valid petition signatures to make the ballot, according to findings from the Michigan Bureau of Elections.

The bureau found that Craig’s campaign had turned in 11,113 invalid signatures, including 9,879 signatures from “fraudulent petition circulators.”

As for Johnson, the bureau identified 9,393 invalid signatures and 13,800 facially valid signatures, dropping him below the 15,000 threshold and rendering “him ineligible for the ballot.”

Read the full article. Expect them to sue.