Former Republican New Jersey Governor and GOP Presidential candidate Chris Christie has been excluded from Maine’s primary ballot for failing to meet election requirements.
According to UPI, Christie failed to achieve the required number of in-state petition signatures to be on the ballot.
A candidate must reportedly gather 2,000 verified in-state signatures, but Christie’s campaign fell short of the number.
“The deadline for presidential candidates to submit the necessary signatures for the March 5, 2024 Primary Election ballot was at 5 p.m. on Friday,” Maine’s Secretary of State’s website claims.
Christie’s campaign allegedly only submitted 844 names and the GOP candidate now has five days to challenge the decision in the state’s Superior Court.
From The Gateway Pundit:
Despite the shortfall, a spokesperson for Christie’s campaign insisted to CBS News that the campaign had collected and submitted over 6,000 signatures. The spokesperson attributed the issue to a procedural error in the signature review process and confirmed that the matter is under appeal.