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Whalum Files Lawsuit in School Board Election

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The first 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.

Robert Spence was accompanied by Whalum and his wife as he filed suit contesting the results of that race.

The Election Commission declared Kevin Woods the winner.

Spence says the incompetence of the Election Commission resulted in denial of the right to vote and handing out of the wrong ballots.

The 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 Congressional Districts-.

The election 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 prove it.

"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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