Wayne County Circuit Court candidate faces questions over validity of signatures

Secretary of State confirms investigation underway

Delicia Taylor Coleman.
Delicia Taylor Coleman.

DETROIT – As accusations fly as to who is and who is not eligible to make it onto the August primary ballot, a new candidate is facing questions and controversy over the validity of her signatures and how her petitions were gathered.

The latest candidate whose signatures are being called into question? Delicia Taylor Coleman. If the name seems familiar it's because she ran an unsuccessful campaign for a seat on the Detroit City Council.

Coleman is now running for Wayne County Circuit Court and challenges to the validity of her petitions have already been filed.

The Secretary of State confirms an investigation is underway.

What's at issue? The challenge questions whether Coleman has enough valid signatures, whether some petitions are forgeries and whether correct petitions were even circulated. Coleman declined an interview but did say she's reviewing her petitions.

Her's is just the latest candidacy in question.

"We want it fully investigated," said Horace Sheffield.

Sitting Congressman John Conyers' petitions are being challenged because there's question about whether his petition gatherers meet the criteria.

Activist Robert Davis, who successfully got Mike Duggan thrown off the ballot, has now filed suit challenging whether current Wayne County Commissioner Kevin McNamara meets the eligibility requirements for running for Wayne County executive.

There's a rocky road ahead for all.

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