Democrats plan to challenge candidacy of GOP Senate candidate Todd Young

Todd Young
Todd Young

With Eric Holcomb out of the race for Senate, two GOP candidates are left: Todd Young and Marlin Stutzman.

Reportedly, Indiana Democrats plan to file a challenge to Young’s candidacy. They question whether he has enough valid signatures to be on the ballot. They will argue that some of those signatures might not be valid.

To win spots on the primary ballot in Indiana, Senate candidates must get at least 500 registered voters in each congressional district to sign nominating petitions. But the Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody claims they found just 498 valid signatures from Indiana’s 1st District, and the party now plans to challenge Young’s eligibility for the ballot.

The state Democratic Party also plans to challenge an additional 88 Young petitions from the 1st District, for reasons ranging from unverifiable voter registration records to missing ZIP codes or other information on the petitions.

The Young campaign dismissed those challenges, saying they believe Todd Young has met the requirements to be listed on the ballot.

The matter could go before the election board at a hearing on February 19.

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