Thursday, March 22, 2018
Contact:  Kristen Schulze Muszynski
207-626-8400/ 207-441-7638

Secretary Dunlap to review three candidate petition challenges

AUGUSTA – The Elections Division of the Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions received three challenges of candidate nomination petitions by today’s 5 p.m. deadline. Any registered voter within the candidate’s district can file a challenge in writing to dispute the candidate’s qualification for the ballot.
Challenges filed by today’s deadline are for:

  • Max Linn, candidate for U.S. Senate, submitted on behalf of David Boyer and the Eric Brakey for Senate campaign;
  • Cody Blackburn, candidate for House District 125, submitted by Susan Thibodeau, district resident.
  • Eric Brakey, candidate for U.S. Senate, submitted by Brad Littlefield, district resident.

The enclosed documents outline the grounds for each challenge. Per Maine law, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is required to determine if the challenges are properly filed. If so, he must hold a challenge hearing on the challenges within 7 days and issue a ruling within 5 days thereafter to determine whether the candidate will be disqualified from appearing on the June 12, 2018 primary ballot.