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Alabama: Birmingham Mayor Langford beats challenge to his residency

The Birmingham News reports: A judge ruled Monday that Larry Langford is a legal resident of Birmingham, rejecting a challenge to his election as Birmingham mayor.

Circuit Judge Allwin Horn ruled against a lawsuit filed by Patrick Cooper, who ran second in the 10-person race but failed to force a runoff.

Cooper contended that Langford never really abandoned his home in Fairfield before seeking the Birmingham office. Mayoral candidates must be older than 25, residents and registered voters.

But Horn ruled that Langford, 59, met residency requirements by renting a downtown Birmingham loft before qualifying and registering both himself and his wife, Melva, as Birmingham voters. -- Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford is a legal resident, can remain in office, judge rules - Breaking News from The Birmingham News - al.com

The News also has the actual decision here.

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