City Election May Be Challenged

By: Cynthia Washington Email
By: Cynthia Washington Email

It was a close race between Amos Newsome and Lamesa Danzey to see who would represent District Two for the Dothan City Commission.

Fourteen votes made the difference.

But Danzey now believes some of the votes were in valid.

Danzey has consulted with an election attorney about the next step in investigating the results.

Danzey says she won the majority of votes that were received on election day at the polls.

She says the issue is with the absentee ballots.

The absentee ballot process is particularly for voters who can not physically get to the polls on election day.

But she says some people who voted absentee were able-bodied citizens.

Danzey also says some people have come forward stating they did not actually vote in the election, but they had a ballot filled in for them.

"I feel as though it needs to be contested because if you have a large majority of voters who come out to see change and again it has been brought to my attention there was a problem with absentee ballots there is no way I can just sit back and not take a stand," said Lamesa Danzey, former District two candidate.

Danzey plans to take action next week.

She says this is the first time anyone has contested a city election.

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