Excluded candidate files suit to stop election
The Tuscaloosa News reports: Arthur Crawford, who won the Democratic runoff election for Hale County probate judge in spring only to be declared ineligible this past summer, is still hoping to claim the seat.
Crawford filed a civil suit in Hale County Circuit Court last week asking Judge Tommy Jones to stop the election "until the proper candidates can be placed on the ballot."
The general election is Tuesday, and Crawford's name is not on the ballot.
In the April Democratic runoff, however, Crawford beat incumbent Leland Avery by 80 votes.
Montgomery County Circuit Judge Charles Price later ruled that Crawford was ineligible and ordered the Alabama Democratic Party Chairman to revoke his certificate of nomination "due to his admitted failure to" timely file campaign finance reports. Crawford did not comply with new campaign finance disclosure laws that require weekly reports to be filed during a runoff. -- Read the whole story --> Lawsuit seeks to halt Hale County election | TuscaloosaNews.com