Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did not make the Republican Party’s presidential primary ballot in Maine. Per Daily Wire, the presidential candidate could not get enough signatures from voters.

Christie’s campaign was only able to produce less than half the number of certified signatures originally required for him to be added to the ballot, per CBS News.

According to the Bangor Daily News, the Maine Secretary of State’s Office informed Christie of his failure to secure enough certified signatures from voters in Maine to qualify for the state’s primary ballot.

Christie’s campaign did not take the decision lightly as they reportedly appealed it. However, Maine Superior Court Justice Julia M. Lipez upheld the decision.

In her ruling, Lipez stated that Christie “did not separate petition forms by town, as instructed by the Secretary, or, in the alternative, give himself sufficient time to bring those multi-town signature sheets to the relevant municipalities before the November 20 deadline.”

Reacting to the court’s ruling, Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows expressed appreciation for the court’s decision to uphold “the integrity of Maine’s well-established ballot access requirements.”

“Every candidate, including presidential candidates, must follow the law to qualify for the ballot. We are glad that the court recognized that Maine law is workable and fair to all,” Bellows stated.

Even after the court’s decision, Christie’s campaign is still hoping to get the situation overturned. Speaking to CBS News, a spokesperson for the campaign stated that “we disagree with the court’s decision, and we are evaluating our options.”

Other GOP presidential candidates, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and biotech executive Vivek Ramaswamy, qualify to be on the ballot which is set for March 5.

The candidate’s back is not against the wall yet as he can still file as a write-candidate by Dec. 26, per the secretary of state’s office.

The challenges Christie faces in Maine come amid pressure for him to drop out of the race and back another candidate as some are looking for an alternative presidential candidate for the party aside from Trump.