An “honorary” member of the Ku Klux Klan will remain on Missouri’s Republican primary ballot for governor.

The Missouri Appeals Court’s Western District ruled Tuesday that state law does not allow any changes to a primary ballot after the June 11th deadline. The Missouri Republican Party had sued the Secretary of State’s office to remove Darrell McClannahan III’s name from the governor’s ballot, but Cole County Circuit Judge Cotton Walker ruled against the party because it had accepted McClanahan’s filing fee.

McClanahan has said he’s not a racist but has described himself as “pro-white.”

His name is also at the top of the Republican ballot for governor because he was the first candidate to file to run for the office when the filing period opened in February.

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