Alton to appeal

Published by James O'Toole on .


Brenda Alton, the former Harrisburg official barred from the primary ballot for the Democratic nomination for lieutentant governor for being late in submitting her nomination petitions, plans to appeal that decision.

Robert J. Vickers, of the Patriot-News, reports that the Alton campaign maintains that Ms. Alton was in line at the secretary of state's office before the 5 p.m. deadline Tuesday and that an aide had the petitions ready for her to submit, but was delayed by a security guard.

"We were actually in the vestibule of the waiting area,” campaign manager Michael Walker told Mr. Vickers. “I was specifically stopped by the officer because he didn’t know if I was a candidate and asked for ID. That was about 4:56 p.m. By the time I clarified things, I was told it was 5 p.m. The doors were still open.”


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