Tags: Santorum | Indiana

Santorum Files for Indiana Ballot Despite Dispute

Wednesday, 08 Feb 2012 08:57 PM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum filed Wednesday to get on Indiana's primary ballot even though he has not been certified by local election officials.

Indiana Election Division co-director Brad King said the Santorum campaign filed Wednesday morning to get on the ballot. The Santorum team is disputing a decision by Marion County officials last week that he fell 24 signatures short of the number required.

"I don't think this is done, not by any stretch of the imagination," said Republican Sen. Mike Delph, a Santorum supporter. "We will aggressively compete for the votes, the hearts and the minds of the people of the state of Indiana."

Santorum would make it on the state ballot unless a registered voter files a challenge before Feb. 17, said King, who is the Republican co-director of the election division. The four-member election division would then have until March 1 to rule on the challenge. The primary will be held May 8.

Statewide candidates for office have to collect 500 signatures from registered voters in each of the state's nine congressional districts. Santorum managed to clear the hurdle in eight of the districts, but fell short in the 7th District.

However, the Santorum campaign contests that 49 signatures were wrongly disqualified by Marion County's Board of Voter Registration.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Democrats Split on Message for 2016: Jobs or Income Equality

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 07:49 AM

While recovering from their mauling in the midterm elections last month, Democrats are divided over what economic messag . . .

Sen. Rand Paul Backs 'Opening Up to Cuba'

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 22:52 PM

Fewer than 24 hours after his office said he had no statement on President Obama's historic change in U.S. policy toward . . .

Jim DeMint: GOP Won't Have 'Mushy, Middle' Candidate in '16

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 18:42 PM

Several senators and governors eyeing a 2016 presidential bid already have visited with the Heritage Foundation, Preside . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved