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Linn Appealing Primary Ballot Removal to Highest Maine Court

He fell just short of the signatures needed to qualify.

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Nia Prater
May 1, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

Financial planner Max Linn (R) is appealing his removal from the primary ballot after several of his petition signatures were invalidated.

Linn, in a tweet: “The Swamp has tried its damnedest to keep my Pro-Trump campaign off the ballot. Why are they fighting so hard against a political outsider? We’re taking the fight to the Supreme Court of Maine.”

Linn’s lawyer, Steven Juskewitch, filed the appeal to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, the state’s highest court.

“Linn is appealing a Superior Court judge’s ruling last week that upheld Secretary of State Matt Dunlap’s determination that he failed to collect enough valid petition signatures to qualify for the ballot. Linn fell 10 signatures short of the 2,000 needed to qualify for the June 12 primary because Dunlap invalidated 258 of Linn’s original 2,248 signatures after the campaign of Republican state Sen. Eric Brakey of Auburn challenged the candidate’s petition sheets.” (Portland Press Herald)

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