It appears to me that at least one GOP candidate for Congress is open to a legal challenge to his candidate petitions for not having enough valid signatures, should one of his opponents or another qualified elector be willing to file a court case to conduct discovery.
A candidate wants a cushion of at least 30% more signatures than are necessary to qualify for the ballot to account for the disqualified “bad” signatures that petitions typically have.
The Arizona Republic reported last week that state Rep. Adam Kwasman, who is running for Congress in CD 1, submitted only 1,249 signatures — he needs 1,117 valid signatures. This is an uncomfortably slim cushion of only 132 signatures (a 30% cushion would be more than double that number at 335).
Kwasman is just begging for a legal challenge to his petitions.
Watch the number of petition signatures submitted closely. There are likely to be petition challenges in races in the coming weeks.