Judges bow out of Delta election dispute
Published: December 13,2011
LELAND — Two Washington County Circuit Court judges have recused themselves from hearing Greenville attorney Willie Griffin’s lawsuit challenging the Nov. 8 election results that declared Board of Supervisors District 2 Supervisor Mike Gordon the winner.
The Delta Democrat Times reports Judge Margaret Carey-McCray and Judge Ashley Hines took themselves off the case.
Gordon won with 1,200 votes to Griffin’s 1,061 votes.
Griffin alleges several irregularities occurred at one precinct and is asking a judge to throw out the results and declare him the winner based on results from three other precincts. He says if all the local judges back out, the state Supreme Court will assign an outside judge.
Gordon says the people have spoken and the election is over. He adds, “It’s time to move forward with other things.”
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