In a reversal, RI Board of Elections will now scrutinize Matos’ nomination signatures

John Marion on the Board of Elections decision to review Matos' nomination forms.

This article originally appeared in the Providence Journal on August 8, 2023 and was written by Patrick Anderson. 

Common Cause Rhode Island Executive Director John Marion Jr. addressed the Board of Elections decision to review all of the signatures on candidate Sabina Matos’ nomination forms.

Marion credited the board’s decision to dig deeper on the Matos signatures and to do it in public.

“The board made that decision in the right way – after publicly debating the tradeoffs they face,” Marion wrote. “We won’t know how to fix this signature process moving forward unless we know the scope of the problem now.”

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