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Mobile: independent candidate allowed on the ballot despite challenge to residency

The Mobile Press-Register reports: In dismissing a case filed by state Rep. James Buskey, Mobile County Circuit Judge Rick Stout cleared the way for Rashawn Figures to appear as a candidate for House District 99 on the Nov. 2 general election ballot.

Figures is running as an independent.

Earlier this year, Buskey, D-Mobile, disputed Figures? qualifications to run as a Democrat, and state party officials agreed. Figures? name was removed from the June 1 Democratic primary ballot.

Figures appealed to Secretary of State Beth Chapman, who certified him to run as an independent in the general election.

Buskey then sued in circuit court, seeking to have Figures? name struck from the ballot. ...

Last week, Cecil Gardner, Buskey’s lawyer, argued that Figures lived at a west Mobile residence beyond the time required to be a resident of District 99. Read the whole story --> Suit seeking removal of Rashawn Figures from ballot dismissed by judge | al.com

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