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D.C. Elections Board To Rule On Yvette Alexander Ballot Petitions

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D.C.'s board of elections and ethics will decide today whether D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander submitted faulty ballot petitions in her bid to remain the Ward 7 representative.

The elections board is expected to issue a ruling today on whether Alexander's campaign team actually witnessed all of the signatures that were gathered and submitted.

During a hearing last week, one of Alexander's campaign aides admitted to the board that he had signed ballot nominating petitions attesting to be the circulator, when in fact, someone else had gathered the signatures.

But Alexander's campaign says the petitions were never actually submitted to the elections board and says once the mistake was realized, the faulty petitions were thrown out.

Alexander, a Democrat serving in her first term, is facing a crowded field in the April 30 primary. If the board rules against her, she could potentially be struck from the ballot, complicating her efforts to win re-election.

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