- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Socialist Workers Party says Utah county clerks are rejecting too many voter signatures the party has collected to get its presidential candidate on the ballot.

John Studer, a campaign director for candidate Alyson Kennedy, said at a press conference in Salt Lake City on Friday that the party collected 1,700 signatures - more than enough - but county clerks have rejected about 60 percent of them.

Studer says the results are not credible and the party has asked for the state elections office to review the rejected signatures.

Utah elections director Mark Thomas says the signatures have been double and triple-checked and the rejected signatures came from people who were not registered voters.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/29UcWRr ) Kennedy, the party’s candidate, lived in Utah from 2002 to 2006 but now lives in Chicago.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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