Albany Herald | Georgia High court clears Baker County Sheriff

3
Jun

Albany Herald | Georgia High court clears Baker County Sheriff

The Georgia Supreme Court determined Monday that there was insufficient evidence to believe that there were voting irregularities in a Baker County Sheriff’s race, overturning a lower court’s ruling and all but handing the election to incumbent sheriff Dana Meade.

Challenger Tommy Williamson had argued before a trial court in Baker County that there were voting irregularities that could cast the results of the 2012 Baker County Sheriff’s runoff race into question, invalidating Meade’s 39-vote margin of victory. Williamson had beat Meade with a 10 percent margin of victory in the democratic primary, but neither candidate managed to get the 50 percent-plus-one-vote needed to avoid a runoff.

While a trial court sided with Williamson and ordered a new runoff election, Meade appealed to the Georgia Supreme Court. Monday, the Supreme Court disagreed with the lower court’s ruling invalidating the runoff election results.

via Albany Herald | Georgia High court clears Baker County Sheriff.

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