On March 21, a California Superior Court in Sacramento ruled that election officials must accept John Mirisch’s declaration of candidacy, even though he faxed it on the deadline. Later, after the deadline had passed, he submitted the original paperwork. He is a Republican running for State Senate, district 26. His ballot status on the June primary ballot is still not assured, because his signatures haven’t been checked yet. The requirement is 40 signatures.
He faxed the Declaration because at the time he decided to run (on the deadline day) he was in Washington, D.C. The case is Mirisch v Bowen, 34-2014-80001790.