Deval Patrick fails to make Michigan primary ballot
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick did not qualify for Michigan’s Democratic primary ballot.
Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers determined on Friday that Patrick’s petition was insufficient, an official for Michigan’s Secretary of State confirmed to The Hill.
A report from the State’s Bureau of Elections earlier this week found that his campaign had 8,660 valid signatures, less than the 11,345 required to qualify for the primary ballot. The report said that the campaign submitted a total of 13,777 signatures, but that some were found to be invalid.
Patrick was one of the last people to enter the primary race, joining the crowded field of candidates just last month.
Aleigha Cavalier, a spokesperson for his campaign, told The Hill in a statement that the campaign is “weighing our options to ensure that Deval Patrick is on the ballot in Michigan.”
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