James Craig, Tudor Dixon and Perry Johnson all face challenges on their nominating petitions with the Bureau of Elections and the Board of Canvassers. Allegations centered on their involvement in an illegal “round robin” signature forging scheme in which “a small group of people sign[ing] names and addresses in turn, one per sheet, using a voter list.”
Additionally, all three were caught exploiting the signatures of “verifiably” deceased voters. Attorney Mark Brewer said the submitted petitions included mass and blatant fraudulent activity on an unprecedented scale.
But rather than own their fraudulent behavior, all three have refused to take any personal responsibility. Instead, they have highlighted the legitimacy of the other two challenges while downplaying their own petition issues.
Earlier this week, MDP produced their signed affidavits in which Craig, Dixon, and Johnson affirmed to the Bureau of Elections that “the facts contained in the [nominating petitions] set forth” are accurate and verifiable. They also acknowledged that making false statements amounts to perjury, activity that “may result in disqualification from the ballot.”