Alabama: Republicans complaining about 'strict construction' of recount law
It certainly is ridiculous to have a contest about who should be in a runoff after the runoff is over, but the fault lies in the way the Legislature wrote the law, not the way Troy King interpreted it. Ala. Code § 17-13-78 begins, "Any elector of a party desiring to contest the nomination by his or her party of any candidate declared the nominee ...." At this point, is there a Republican nominee for governor? No. But James and Hubbard want a [sensitive readers will want to avert their eyes] liberal interpretation that would allow an election contest now -- before there is a "nominee."