Problems with signatures on their nominating papers will keep three candidates off of the ballot in Wisconsin this year.
The state Government Accountability Board on Friday voted to remove the candidates for state and Congressional offices, based on challenges filed with the agency.
Of those denied ballot access, 76th Assembly District Independent candidate David Alexander Aguayo and 7th Congressional District Libertartian candidate Robert Burke both fell short of the signatures required to get on the ballot, due to challenges that resulted in several of those signatures being ruled invalid. In the 57th Assembly District, Libertarian Jade Thomson was removed after GAB staff noted the candidate actually only submitted 175 valid signatures, which is short the 200 required for Assembly races.
The board rejected challenges to seven other candidates, which included one against Republican Paul Nehlen, who is challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in a GOP primary for the state’s First Congressional District. State Rep. Leon Young (D-Milwaukee) was also able to remain on the ballot, despite concerns raised about extra signatures he had submitted on his nominating papers.
Other challenges against candidates were withdrawn ahead of Friday’s hearing.