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Chris Christie Denied By Maine After Failing To ‘Follow The Law To Qualify For The Ballot’

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Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie failed to secure enough signatures from Maine voters to make the Republican Party presidential primary ballot in the state.

Despite appealing the decision in court, the campaign was denied by the Maine Superior Court.

Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows emphasized the importance of candidates following the law to qualify for the ballot. (Trending: Joe Biden Emailed Hunter’s Business Associates 54 Times)

Christie “did not separate petition forms by town, as instructed by the Secretary, or, in the alternative, give himself sufficient time to bring those multi-town signature sheets to the relevant municipalities before the November 20 deadline,” Maine Superior Court Justice Julia M. Lipez wrote.

Bellows stated that her office was thankful “that the court upheld the integrity of Maine’s well-established ballot access requirements.”

“Every candidate, including presidential candidates, must follow the law to qualify for the ballot,” she added.

“We are glad that the court recognized that Maine law is workable and fair to all.”

Christie’s campaign turned in fewer than half of the required certified signatures.

The campaign is considering filing as a write-in candidate with the secretary of state’s office.

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