As reported last week by the city’s voter registrar, Mayoral candidate Alan Schintzius was ruled disqualified from appearing on the November ballot due to being seven signatures short of eligible voters in the 8th Council District. Mr. Schintzius stated at the time that he planned to appeal the ruling and we now have an update from him via email:

“I filed an appeal on my disqualification from the ballot due to being seven signatures short in the 8th Council District. I submitted updated information on 10 voters who I think should have been counted. The City of Richmond Electoral Board will meet Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM to review any appeals that are filed by the specified deadline. This meeting is open to the public and will be held at 2910 West Moore Street, Richmond, VA. Now we wait for their decision. It was quite a trip gathering everything needed (for the appeal).

While I wouldn’t consider Mr. Schintzius official entrance into the race a shake-up for either the first or second tier of candidates in the Cheats Movement rankings, personally, I would hate for any candidate to do as much work as he did collecting signatures to fall seven short. Moral victories are highly overrated in politics…I hope his appeal is reviewed carefully and fairly.  That’s all anyone can ask for. #WESEEIT

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