One of the candidates seeking to unseat Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) in Ohio’s 4th Congressional District election had to suspend his campaign after the Lorain County Board of Elections rejected his petitions to appear on the ballot after thousands of signatures were found to be illegible.
The Chronicle-Telegram reported the board voted unanimously to not certify Christopher Gibbs’ petitions, who was running as an independent. He was required to submit 2,458 signatures to appear on the ballot. Circulators filed 3,065 signatures on 140 petitions Gibbs’ his behalf. The board found a majority of the signatures, 1,790, were invalid, with only 1,275 signatures being acceptable.
The board also voted unanimously to forward their report to Lorain County prosecutors for investigation of possible fraud.
Among those who circulated and filed petitions with the invalid signatures on behalf of Gibbs include Janet Garrett, who…