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Linn Supporters Issue Last-Minute Lawsuit Against SOS

The Republican hopes to have his votes counted despite not making the ballot.

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Zach C. Cohen
June 5, 2018, 10:52 a.m.

Businessman Max Linn’s (R) campaign on Monday “announced that 14 supporters had sued in U.S. District Court hoping to force Secretary of State Matt Dunlap to count any votes cast for the Republican in the June 12 primary. The group is asking the court to issue an injunction prohibiting Dunlap from advising Republican voters that Linn is not an official candidate in the Senate primary – despite his name appearing on the ballot – and requiring Dunlap to record any votes for Linn.”

“The lawsuit alleges that Dunlap improperly used ‘guilt by association’ when he tossed out entire sheets of petition signatures because some signatures on the sheets were believed to be fraudulent.”

State Sen. Eric Brakey (R) is also running to face Sen. Angus King (I). Zak Ringelstein (D) is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination. (Portland Press Herald)

Linn “is getting flak for illegally placing his U.S. Senate campaign signs in neighboring New Hampshire.” (Portland Press Herald)

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