LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two more Republican candidates for governor are suing to get on the Aug. 2 primary ballot, just days before the 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.