So far, many early primary states have featured a large number of candidates failing to meet the ballot qualification requirements. Yesterday, another candidate, this one from Pennsylvania, was denied ballot access. Enough of businessman Paul Mango’s (R) petition signatures were rejected to take him below the 1,000 required valid-signature mark. Mr. Mango says he will not challenge the official ruling, but is looking at potentially filing charges against the signature gathering company that he believes may have acted in a fraudulent manner.
The new 5th District is a solid Democratic seat, and all the action is in the party primary. With Republicans having little chance to win the seat in November, the Mango disqualification won’t change any Pennsylvania election outlook.
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