Whoops: Oz Griebel’s name left off the ballot

Republican gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel’s name was left off the GOP State Convention ballot tally sheet that delegates use to vote.

The mistake was discovered this morning moments before nominating speeches for the five gubernatorial candidates were about to start. Griebel, who is on leave as president of the Greater Hartford Metro Alliance hopes to capture 15 percent of delegate votes to get him a spot on the Aug. 10 party primary.

Griebel’s campaign aid Spencer Cain said he was told it was unintentional. Because of the error, the nominations for governor started 30 minutes behind schedule.

New ballots, with Griebel’s name included, were being dispersed as the nomination speeches began.

Cain said he can only hope the just over 1,400 delegates get the right ballot so they can vote for Griebel.