Disqualified Governor Candidate in Ohio Mounting Challenge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A late entrant into the Ohio governor’s race was preparing a legal challenge Thursday after the state elections chief decided to keep him off the ballot due to a lack of valid signatures.

Democrat Jon Heavey called into question the decision by Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted. Husted is a candidate for lieutenant governor on the gubernatorial ticket of Attorney General Mike DeWine.

“Ohioans should not have their choices limited just because a few have rigged the system,” Heavey said in a statement issued late Wednesday. “I will challenge the review of these signatures and ask that all campaigns be reviewed again. The math clearly doesn’t add up.”

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