Denver Jones fights for approval

By Nick Merianos

August 25, 2014 Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM EDT

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Denver Jones continues his fight to square off next month against Thomas Libous in the Republican Primary for the Senate's for the 52nd district.

For the past few weeks, Jones has been fighting claims of illegitimate signatures on his petition. Last month, the board of elections told Jones that just 970 signatures were accepted, 30 short of the requirement to be placed on the ballot. For a signature to be valid, the signer must be a registered Republican voter.

According to Jones, the higher court ruled that 1,173 signatures were valid as of Aug. 21. That's 173 more than the required number of signatures.

Jones said he was expecting to find out on Monday whether he would officially be added to the ballot, but the date has been rescheduled for Tuesday. Jones says he is highly confident his name will be added to the ballot for the primaries next month.

The primary elections are Sept 9.

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