UPDATE: Commission OKs Wachs for ballot

PHOTO: Person filling out a ballot, Photo Date: August 15, 2016
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dana Wachs has enough valid nomination signatures to get on the ballot.

That's the ruling Monday from the state Elections Commission.

Wisconsin GOP Executive Director Mark Morgan alleged a Wachs circulator didn't indicate the municipality in his or her address; other signatures didn't contain a full address with the type of street they live on such as an avenue or boulevard; and signers didn't print their names legibly, among other issues.

A commission staff review found 2,252 valid signatures, more than the 2,000 minimum. The staff recommended putting Wachs on the ballot. The panel voted unanimously to adopt that position.

Wachs tweeted Monday that the challenge was ridiculous and shows Gov. Scott Walker is afraid that Wachs will emerge from the Democratic primary to challenge him.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Elections Commission is set to determine whether nine candidates deserve a spot on this fall's ballots.

Challengers filed complaints against the candidates alleging they didn't turn in enough valid nomination signatures to get their name on the ballot. The candidates include two Republican legislative hopefuls, three Democratic legislative hopefuls, Democratic gubernatorial candidates Dana Wachs and Andy Gronik, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson and GOP congressional candidate Timothy Rogers.

Commission staffers are recommending the panel declare that Wachs has 2,252 valid signatures and Gronik has 3,602 valid signatures, more than enough for each of them to get on the ballot.

Staff is also recommending the commission declare Nicholson has 3,906 valid signatures, 1,906 more than he needs, and Rogers has 1,033, enough to get on the ballot.

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