Dems who challenged the nomination papers of GOP guv candidate Tim Michels won’t go to court after the Elections Commission shot down their claims.
Attorney Jeff Mandell, who argued for the complaint during Friday’s Elections Commission meeting, tweeted this morning that those who challenged Michels’ signatures didn’t want to strain election administration. He pointed out ballots for the Aug. 9 primary need to go to press by later this week.
“To tie them up in court this week would create chaos and impose unneeded stress on municipal clerks, county clerks & other public servants who do phenomenal work running Wisconsin’s elections. It wouldn’t be fair,” Mandell tweeted.
Dems had challenged the construction exec’s papers because some listed the village he lives in — Chenequa — and not the municipality used on his mailing address — Hartland — as required.
But the commission voted unanimously to support the staff recommendation that the challenge should be denied. Commissioners said the issue didn’t rise to the level of justifying keeping Michels off the ballot.
See Mandell’s Twitter thread here.