Will Kasich be on the Pennsylvania primary ballot?
Kasich is required to file 2,000 valid signatures to be on the ballot. A pretty small number, no?
He only filed 2,184, and 192 of them were found to be not valid.
But Kasich’s defense is that the objection was filed too late because it was filed at 5:13 PM, 13 minutes too late.
The attorney for the other side says that there is no time of day stated in the statute so therefore the objection can be filed up to 11:59 PM.
Regardless of what happens, this snafu for Kasich demonstrates that his campaign management is in over its head. There was no excuse for not obtaining a larger number of signatures