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Morgan says he'll be on the ballot, one way or another

TRAVERSE CITY, MI--   Democratic candidate for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District, Matt Morgan, says he’ll fight a decision invalidating more than 1,500 petition signatures to put him on the August primary ballot.

Last week the Board of State Canvassers voted against certifying his nominating petitions because the petition headings listed a P.O. box instead of his home address.

Attorney Mark Brewer thinks there’s a strong case for the court to overturn the board’s decision. He says the Court of Appeals recently ruled the board cannot discard petition signatures unless election law allows it to do so, and the law does not authorize that action based on an alleged defect in the candidate’s address.

Morgan says if the lawsuit is unsuccessful he will wage a write-in campaign in the August primary.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.
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