lawsuit has been filed contesting the August 2 primary election. School board
candidate Kenneth Whalum filed suit Wednesday. The Attorney for Whalum called
his client the victor in his school board race.
Spence was accompanied by Whalum and his wife as he filed suit contesting the
results of that race.
Election Commission declared Kevin Woods the winner.
the incompetence of the Election Commission resulted in denial of the right to
vote and handing out of the wrong ballots.
Election Commission has admitted to more than 32-hundred bad ballots cast
during the primary, but most of those were documented in State Senate, House and
commission says its unclear if the problem was in the school board districts as
well, but Spence said this was the case and he'll have the voter affidavits to
"This is America, this is Memphis. To the extent the election commission has difficulty in printing up correct ballots and giving them to citizens for them to vote, then our system is broken," said Spence.
Whalum added, "I'm just happy to be able to get some closure. And at the very least regardless of the outcome, we will know the answer to this questions, is Memphis better than this?"
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