GOP’s Attempt To Remove Chris Collins From Ballot Will Likely End In Court

UNITED STATES - JUNE 13: Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., attends a House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee markup in Rayburn Building on June 13, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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Democrats are watching Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) like a hawk, promising to bring legal action if Republicans try to scrub his name from the ballot, according to a Buffalo News report earlier this week. 

Republicans are reportedly mulling their options: either having Collins withdraw his name to run for a more minor elected office, or having him move out of state.

Either option would give Republicans’ a better chance at Collins’ House seat, as he was charged with insider training last week.

“I believe the nomination has been made and it’s too late to get Chris Collins off the ballot,” Erie County Democratic Chairman Jeremy Zellner told the Buffalo News.

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