Detroit Evening Report, May 24, 2022: 5 GOP candidates for governor fail to file enough valid signatures, elections bureau says

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The Michigan Bureau of Elections says five Republican candidates for governor failed to file enough valid petition signatures to make it on to the August primary ballot.  Among those not filing sufficient signatures are former Detroit Police Chief James Craig and businessman Perry Johnson. Both candidates appeared near the top of recent polls. Craig claims the problems are part of a coordinated effort. The Democratic party challenged the validity of the petition signatures. GOP gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon also challenged Craig’s signatures. The board of state canvassers will consider the election bureau’s findings on Thursday.

Other headlines for May 24, 2022:

  • Republican candidate Michael Brown drops out of the race for governor
  • BridgeDetroit town hall to focus on how federal ARPA funds should be spent in the city
  • Gilbert Family Foundation is investing $13 million to help low-income Detroiters facing eviction
  • Ford to pay $19M to settle claims on fuel economy and payload
  • Detroiters who shopped over the weekend at Meijer stores should check bank statements for multiple charges

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  • Jerome Vaughn

    Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, after his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.