Mark Fisher, the Republican running for Governor of Massachusetts who was told by the Republican Party that he can’t even try to collect the 10,000 signatures needed, is proceeding with the petition drive anyway. See this story, which says he already has 10,000 raw signatures and expects to obtain enough by the May 6 deadline to have 10,000 valid.
As reported earlier, because the Republican Party ruled he only got 14.785% of the vote at the March state convention (instead of 15%), the Republican Party’s position is that even if he gets the 10,000 signatures, he can’t run. But, a court will decide in June whether the Republican Party is right about that. Fisher got over 15% at the convention if blank votes aren’t counted.