Skip to comments.Chris Christie may not appear on Republican primary ballot in Maine
Posted on 12/02/2023 5:25:06 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in danger of not appearing on Maine's primary ballot after he fell short of the minimum 2,000 signatures needed from Maine voters to qualify for the state's Republican presidential primary, state officials said Friday.
A letter from Maine's Director of Elections Heidi M. Peckham said Christie's campaign only submitted "844 names certified by municipal registrars." Candidates had to file signatures with the municipal clerks for certification before submitting them to the Secretary of State's office by 5 p.m. Friday.
Christie has five days to appeal the decision in Maine Superior Court.
"The campaign collected and submitted over 6,000 signatures. This is simply a procedural issue with the way they reviewed signatures and is under appeal," a spokesperson for Christie's campaign told CBS News.
As it stands, the Republican candidates who will appear on the GOP primary ballot include former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, and pastor Ryan Binkley.
On the Democratic side, Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota, who launched his campaign in late October, and President Biden, will be on their party's primary ballot.
The contests are set for March 5, 2024, also known as Super Tuesday, which sees the most state primaries or caucuses on a single day during the election season.
This will be Maine's first presidential primary election conducted under the new semi-open primary law, according to Maine's Secretary of State's office. The unique process allows voters who are registered as unenrolled, with no party affiliation, to vote in any party's primary. If a voter enrolled as a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Green Independent wants to vote in another party's primary, they have to leave their current party 15 days before
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Not appear on the ballot?? Fat chance!
Not enough room on the ballot.
(Chris Christie may not appear on Republican primary ballot in Maine)
That’s a shame.
I guess the all-you-can-eat buffet opens early that day?
Wait a minute. We aren’t supposed to vote as the election will be rigged.
Unless the Meatball wins the primary.😉👢👢
Then it’s Gods will. 😂
Not enough space on the form?....
Not appear on the ballot?? Fat chance!
Isn’t a fat chance, a slim chance and no chance all the same thing?
It’s pretty tough to make Chris Christie “not appear” IMHO.
Good. That mouthy, two-faced pig should waddle back to New Jersey and apply for a job at the donut shops on the Atlantic City boardwalk!
Too bad for New Jersey Lizzo.
“Chris Christie may not appear on Republican primary ballot in Maine”
But he will cast a large shadow
That’s ok. Anyway, he’s just the guy “Shooter” paid to heckle Happy Gilmore by shouting “Jackass!” at crucial times. If you’ve not seen the movie, you might enjoy it. Probably some of the strongest melodrama on film.
I hope Christie the Hutt drops out before the primaries!
Yes, I mean, come on, his chances of being the GOP nominee next year are very slim (pun intended).
The words that come to mind regarding Christie are not befitting of this forum.
No big deal. Judas Christie is not running seriously for the Presidency ... he’s just running to make an ass out of himself trying to belittle Trump and possibly rack up some money from his current owners since he doesn’t have a job.
Oh no! Now he’ll lose for sure.
Gee, that’s a shame.
Why is this even a news story?
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