- Associated Press - Saturday, August 27, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois State Board of Elections is appealing a lower court ruling that independent congressional candidate David Gill may appear on the November ballot.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports (https://bit.ly/2byJZwJ ) the board filed a notice of appeal Friday with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Gill wants to run for the 13th District seat currently held by Republican Rep. Rodney Davis.

U.S. District Court Judge Sue Myerscough granted a request Thursday from Gill to be on the ballot even though he didn’t collect enough signatures to meet the threshold required by law.

As an independent candidate, Gill needed 10,754 valid signatures. Under state law, Democrats and Republicans needed about 735 signatures.

Gill turned in more than 11,300 signatures, but fewer than 8,600 were found valid.


Information from: The Pantagraph, https://www.pantagraph.com

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