Democrats challenge nominating papers for Trump backed – Tim Michels

MADISON – Wisconsin Democrats are alleging Republican candidate for governor Tim Michels did not properly file the paperwork needed to ensure his name is on the 2022 primary and general ballots.

If successful, the challenge would be a fatal blow to Michels who was just endorsed by former President Donald Trump and has already spent millions in a four-way primary for governor.

But Michels said Democrats were engaging in a frivolous effort based on a technicality that would not keep him off the ballot.

“Tim Michels is a threat to the insider network that runs Madison, but this petty and frivolous complaint will not distract our campaign in any way,” Michels campaign manager Patrick McNulty said in a statement.

A Madison voter, financially supported by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, filed a complaint Saturday with the Wisconsin Elections Commission alleging Michels did not include the municipality of his mailing address on the vast majority of his nomination papers, which were due by June 1.

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