dismissed just a few days later. Ewell and other Obama opponents were using early 1995 polling sheets to verify sigs of reg-voters,
but city authorities had just purged 15,871 unqualified people from the 13th-dist list, Obama's challenges used the more recent, updated list.
Askia was left 69 sigs short of the requirement. If names were printed instead of signed, they were declared invalid. If they were good but the person registering the sigs wasn't a reg-voter, underage-etc, they were invalid.
Palmer had according to Obama campgn consult Ronald Davis, used 2 children to help gather her petition sigs. To this day Palmer denies the challenges were valid,
and maintains she could have overcome the objections with more time and resources.