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Wilson falls short in attempt to get on ballot in governor’s race

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office says Delegate Marshall Wilson didn’t collect enough valid signatures to get his name on the November General Election ballot to run as an independent for governor.

Marshall Wilson

Wilson, I-Berkeley, needed the signatures of 7,139 voters to mount a campaign but he told WEPM Radio in Martinsburg that of the signatures his team collected just more than 5,700 were validated.

“Which of course is not enough, but frankly, it’s kind of impressive,” Wilson said. “We built a statewide network of patriots in a very short period of time and we made a lot of contacts and we’re going to continue.”

Wilson said he had a shortened amount of time to gather signatures because the Primary Election got pushed to June. He said it was hard to do traditional campaign style meetings with folks because of the COVID-19 restrictions

“Do you have any idea to convince people that you are honest and sincere when you have your face covered up?”

Wilson said he’s not giving up. In addition to suing the Secretary of State to get on the ballot, he is mounting a write-in campaign.

Wilson is currently serving as a delegate from Berkeley County in the 60th District.

-story by Marsha Chwalik, Panhandle News Network

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