Candidate seeks to dismiss ‘politically motivated’ lawsuit
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A candidate in Maryland’s Democratic gubernatorial primary has asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit over her eligibility.
Douglas Horn filed the suit Tuesday, alleging Krish Vignarajah doesn’t meet a five-year residency requirement. Vignarajah registered to vote in Maryland in 2006, but voted in the state for the first time in 2016.
She’s said Maryland has always been home, even when she worked in Washington, where she voted for four years.
Vignarajah filed a motion to dismiss the case in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on Friday. She says Horn missed a deadline to challenge her eligibility.
The motion says, “Defendant respectfully seeks an immediate hearing — ideally today — and prompt dismissal of this facially-defective, politically motivated action.”
Spokeswoman Aryn Frazier says “political operatives and the Annapolis establishment” are trying to stop Vignarajah.