Perry Johnson Asks Federal Judge to Halt Primary Ballot Printing; Vies to Keep Candidacy Alive

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICHIGAN, Wednesday, June 7, 2022 ~ Michigan Republican gubernatorial hopeful Perry Johnson has asked a federal judge to stay the process of printing primary ballots, and to consider arguments that would allow him to remain as a candidate in the August 2 primary.

The Bloomfield Hills businessman was one of five GOP candidates who were determined by the State Bureau of Election to be ineligible, bringing forth an alleged petition signature fraud scandal that has unexpectedly turned the tide of the 2022 race.    

The campaign contends that state officials violated Johnson’s rights without due process, “unlawfully denying access to the ballot without providing him with an opportunity to be heard in a meaningful manner.

“It is in the public’s interest to ensure that the fraudulent actions of a few do not cause the disenfranchisement of millions,” said Johnson’s lawyer, Eric Esshaki in his June 6 filing. 

Listen below as Perry Johnson tells 760 WJR’s Paul W. Smith what’s next in his efforts to become the 50th governor of the great State of Michigan

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June 8, 2022 ~ Michigan businessman and Republican gubernatorial hopeful Perry Johnson talks to Paul W. about his campaign for governor, and he says that politics played a role in his failed petition signature effort.

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