Judge Orders Secretary of State to put Holtzman on Ballot

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Holtzman's name will be put on the August 8 primary ballot. But the former University of Denver president still has to prove he had enough signatures to petition on to the ticket.

Friday, Denver District Judge Michael Mullins ordered the secretary of state to put Holtzman's name on the ballot. He agreed with Holtzman that he would suffer irreparable harm if he were kept off it.

But Mullins says the courts will later have to determine whether Holtzman had enough valid signatures to get on the ballot. If it's determined that Holtzman did not get enough signatures, votes cast in his favor would not be counted.

Last week, Secretary of State Gigi Dennis disqualified Holtzman, ruling that he did not collect enough signatures to petition.