Corbett will not be allowed on the ballot for Iowa Governor

Three-official panel determines Corbett is 8 signatures short. Photo Gary Barrett WHO Radio News

DES MOINES, Iowa - Former Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett will not be on the June 5th Republican Primary Election ballot.

A court has denied his petition to include signatures that were lined out.

On April 3 a hearing was held as Corbett asked a judge to include crossed-off signatures.

Part of Corbett's argument was that the will of those voters would be ignored if his name wasn't included.  Corbett said he staff crossed the names off the signature petition, not the voters.

Last week, a three-member state election panel ruled that Corbett was eight signatures short of the 4,005 names needed on a nominating petition to get on the ballot for Governor.

Court documents show Corbett will be charged for the costs of the hearing and signature recount.  

Corbett ballot petition. Photo by WHO TV
Ron Corbett for Governor campaign

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