Wisconsin: Nygren appeal denied by judge, first Wisconsin recall election set for July 19 | Ballotnews

Dane County Judge Richard Niess denied state Rep. John Nygren’s appeal to be placed on the ballot in the District 30 recall election against Dave Hansen. In a statement issued following the decision, Nygren said he will not further challenge the decision in court, blaming the outcome on “Democrat-appointed GAB staff that has constantly worked against me as I defended myself from the Democratic Party’s frivolous challenges.”

Although appointed by a Democratic governor, three of the six members of the GAB previously held office as Republicans.

Eric McLeod, Nygren’s attorney, argued that three signatures struck from the petition were in fact valid. One signer listed his work address on the petition, which is out of the 30th District and was therefore deemed invalid. His home address, however, is in the correct district. The second signature was that of Nygren himself, who signed the nomination papers as a circulator, but never actually signed the petition and was not counted toward the necessary 400 signatures. The third signature was that of a supporter who accidentally signed nominating papers for Nygren as well as David VanderLeest, which is illegal. An affidavit from the woman stated that she planned to vote for Nygren.

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