Alabama: renewed challenge to special election for Jefferson County Commission
The Birmingham News reports: Jefferson County voters challenging the Feb. 5 County Commission special election have renewed their call for a judge to declare the vote illegal before William Bell is certified Friday as the winner.
Court documents filed Tuesday and Wednesday in Jefferson County Circuit Court and the Alabama Supreme Court say certifying the election would cause irreparable harm to voters.
Circuit Judge Scott Vowell said Wednesday he does not plan to change an earlier ruling that he lacks the legal authority to hear the case. The state's high court did not respond Wednesday.
Bell, a Birmingham city councilman, won the special election for the District 1 seat after five other candidates failed to force a runoff.
Under Alabama law, Bell will be declared the official winner Friday at noon if a court does not intervene. -- Challenge of William Bell's Jefferson County Commission election renewed- al.com
A copy of the supplemental memo filed by the plaintiffs in Working v. Jefferson County Election Commission is here.