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May 29, 2012


Just 244 of 2,000 McCotter Signatures Were Valid

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) "turned in 2,000 petition signatures to get on August primary ballot, but all except 244 have been deemed invalid because of rampant duplicated copies," the Detroit News reports.

"A review by The Detroit News of the petition signatures found full copies of a sheet of signatures that were photocopied once and in some cases two times and mixed in with the 136-page stack of signatures. In some cases, a different petition circulator's name was signed to the duplicate copy."

McCotter accepted the findings and will now run as a write-in candidate.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports the Michigan attorney general is investigating the McCotter campaign for possible fraud.














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