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Five Michigan Republicans ‘Ineligible’ For Election After Being Caught In Massive Signature Fraud: Report

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Five Republican candidates challenging Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have been deemed “illegitimate” by the state Bureau of Elections which is recommending the GOP hopefuls be kicked off the ballot prior to the Aug. 2 primary amid a scandal involving tens of thousands of forged signatures.

According to Raw Story, the Bureau of election “identified 36 individual petition circulators who submitted fraudulent petition sheets with invalid signatures in at least 10 petition drives — submitting at least 68,000 invalid signatures total.”

The unprecedented report prompted at least one candidate to resign, the report states.

“I cannot and will not be associated with this activity. … I will exit the race for Michigan’s Governor with my integrity and this principle intact,” the candidate, Michigan State Police Capt. Michael Brown said.

RS also reported that Bureau staff are “working to refer incidents of apparent fraud to law enforcement for criminal investigation.”

Read it at Raw Story.