During Monday night’s broadcast, WTVY reported that the results of Dothan’s District 2 Commission Race had not been challenged.
Today, we have learned that former District 2 Candidate Lamesa Danzey has challenged the results of that election.
The paperwork was filed electronically after the Clerk’s Office closed.
Danzey believes absentee ballots were compromised. She led incumbent Amos Newsome at the polls, but Newsome dominated the absentee race 119 to 5.
In her filing, Danzey claims illegal votes were given to Newsome. She also contends legal votes for her were disallowed or not counted.
The filing stated the following; “Amos Newsome was declared the winner of the Aug. 6, 2013 election for Commissioner District 2 of the City of Dothan due to offers to bribe, bribery, intimidation or other misconduct calculated to prevent a fair, free and full exercise of the elective franchise…and but for the misconduct, Lamesa Danzey would have been the winner of said election.”
Danzey is also challenging Newsome’s eligibility to hold the District 2 Commission seat.
Her filing says, “At the time of the election, Amos Newsome was not eligible to hold the office of Commissioner District 2”.
Polling Place Distirct 1A
WALTON PARK RECREATION CENTER - 122 WALTON PARK DRIVE
Polling Place District 1B
ANDREW BELLE COMMUNITY CENTER - 1270 LAKE STREET
Polling Place District 2A
ROY DRIGGERS BUILDING (CIVIC CENTER) - 126 N. ST. ANDREWS STREET
Polling Place District 2B
WIREGRASS RECREATION CENTER - 620 6TH AVENUE
Polling Place District 3A
HOUSTON COUNTY FARM CENTER - 1701 E. COTTONWOOD ROAD
Polling Place District 3B
NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY - 1842 3RD AVENUE
Polling Place District 4A
DOTHAN UTILITIES COMPLEX - 200 KILGORE DRIVE
Polling Place District 4B
DOUG TEW RECREATION CENTER - 300 GARLAND STREET
Polling Place District 5A
WESTGATE RECREATION CENTER - 501 RECREATION ROAD
Polling Place District 5B
WESLEY MANOR RETIREMENT CENTER - 718 HONEYSUCKLE ROAD
Polling Place District 6A
VAUGHN-BLUMBER CENTER - 2715 FLYNN ROAD
Polling Place District 6B
WIREGRASS COMMONS MALL COMMUNITY ROOM - 900 COMMONS DRIVE