INDIANAPOLIS -The Indiana Election Commission voted to keep Republican Jim Wallace off the ballot by a 3 to 1 vote on Friday morning after more than an hour of testimony.
The move means that only Republican Mike Pence, Democrat John Gregg and Libertarian Rupert Boneham will pursue the governorship.
Republican Dan Dumezich voted to sustain challenge, saying no evidence that 486 not accurate count. Democrat Anthony Long said there was no evidence that Wallace received 500 signatures in the 7th CD.
Wallace, representing himself, told the commission that the signatures rejected included those where one one spouse's signature accepted, other rejected. He claimed that 14 signatures were wrongly rejected by the Marion County Election Board on Feb. 7. "We are on the ballot. It is up to the challenger to invalidate 796 of these signatures," Wallacde said at one point. "There are absolutely no reason they should not have been certified."
Tom John, representing Mitch Roob, who filed the challenger, maintained that Wallace failed to meet the signature requirement in two Congressional Districts. Wallace charged that presidential candidate Rick Santorum got extra chances to have signatures reconsidered that he didn't. Marion County officials disagreed.