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Northern Michigan Democrat could be left off ballot

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The only Democrat running for Congress in northern Michigan could be left off the primary ballot this August.

State elections officials say Traverse City Democrat Matt Morgan made an error in filing his signatures.

 

The campaign used a post office box instead of a required street address on most of the petition sheets.

 

The Board of State Canvassers has not made a decision yet ... but Morgan says the campaign will challenge the ruling in court if necessary.

 

“We do not believe that this minor issue regarding an address should be grounds to keep us off the primary ballot.”

 

Morgan says he’ll begin a write-in campaign for the primary if needed. 

 

He’s challenging Republican incumbent Jack Bergman in Michigan’s First District.