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Write-in candidate wins in Hale County probate judge election

The Tuscaloosa News reports: The controversial battle for the Hale County probate judge position was settled after a successful write-in campaign by challenger Arthur Crawford Sr.

Crawford won the Democratic primary, but was disqualified after rulings that he didn't follow new campaign finance reporting rules. He launched a write-in campaign and defeated three-term incumbent Leland Avery at the polls earlier this month. Crawford was certified as the winner on Nov. 16. His 3,729 votes surpassed Avery's 3,353 and Republican challenger Bob Hoggle's 1,409. ...

In the April Democratic primary runoff, Crawford won 80 more votes than Avery, but Avery challenged the results, stating that the challenger didn't comply with new campaign finance disclosure laws that require weekly reports to be filed during a runoff. -- Read the whole story --> Crawford declared probate judge | TuscaloosaNews.com

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