It sounds like the start of a joke: What do a Democrat, Libertarian, independent, write-in candidate, and other non-Republicans have in common? The answer: They cannot run as a Republican for six years.
Kimberly Butler, the third-place finisher in the May 24 House District 2 Republican primary is challenging the final election results arguing that she rather than Jason Black should have been in the runoff with certified winner Ben Harrison. The ALGOP candidates committee will hear Butler's challenge.
During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Secretary of State John Merrill, Alabama's top election official, acknowledged problems in last month's State House District 2 Republican primary but said the dispute was "still under investigation."
Bryan Taylor, the attorney for Kimberly Butler, the third-place finisher in last month's State House District 2 Republican primary, formally notified apparent nominee former Limestone County Commissioner Ben Harrison of a challenge to the outcome in Tuesday's Republican primary.
According to GOP House District 2 candidate Kimberly Butler, some voters in Lauderdale County were given a ballot with the wrong candidates and therefore did not have an opportunity to vote for Butler.