McAuliffe seeks dismissal of GOP lawsuit over paperwork

Elaine Luria, Terry McAuliffe
Posted at 6:53 PM, Aug 28, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe is asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Virginia Republicansthat seeks to remove him from the ballot in this year’s closely watched race for governor over an alleged paperwork error.

In a filing Friday evening, attorneys for the former governor now running for a second term against GOP nominee Glenn Youngkin said the suit was based on a “legal lie.”

The complaint filed earlier this week by the Republican Party of Virginia argues McAuliffe should be disqualified because his signature was missing from a form declaring his candidacy. McAuliffe argues the signature was not required.