I was a bit perplexed last week when I read that Jonathan Paton was suing to get one of his opponents, Gaither Martin, off of the ballot.
The reason why I was perplexed was because we all saw what happened last time when he had only one, largely unknown, challenger from the right. You’d think he’d want to leave as many people in the race as possible.
The trouble was that all he really succeeded in doing with this challenge was ticking off Martin’s friends among Mormons and Eastern Arizonans, and they had plenty of other places to go in the primary.
Well, Paton thought better of it and dropped his suit. I don’t know if this is due to lack of merit or a political decision. Just because Nate Sproul is involved in Martin’s campaign, it doesn’t necessarily mean that there was any hanky panky with the signatures.