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Dems challenge 3 Michigan GOP governor candidates' petitions

James Craig
Posted at 8:18 AM, Apr 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-27 08:18:52-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Democratic Party is challenging three Republican gubernatorial candidates’ nominating petitions, alleging forged signatures and other issues that could keep them from qualifying for the GOP primary.

Complaints were lodged over petitions submitted by ex-Detroit Police Chief James Craig, businessman Perry Johnson and conservative former TV host Tudor Dixon.

A super PAC tied to Dixon filed a separate challenge against Craig, who is among 10 Republicans running.

Democrats allege Craig’s circulators used a forging technique known as “round-robining."

If true, that would put Craig below the 15,000 valid signatures needed to qualify for the primary.

His campaign says it has “total confidence” in its signatures.

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