No decision on motion in McKee v. Chandler election case

William B. Carroll

After several months of waiting, a hearing was finally held in the Floyd McKee v. Joe Chandler District 5 supervisor election contest case Friday, but no final decision was made regarding the case.
The hearing was held regarding a motion to dismiss McKee’s appeal of the decision of the Democratic Executive Committee certifying Chandler as the winner of the District 5 run-off election, filed by Chandler’s attorney Walter H. Zinn Jr.
In his motion to dismiss, Zinn argued that McKee’s challenge to Chandler’s qualifications for the position, specifically, that Chandler does not live in District 5, should be barred due to an untimely filing. According to Chandler’s motion, February 27 was the qualification deadline for Chandler, and McKee should have filed any challenge he had to Chandler’s qualifications within 10 days after February 27, or in the alternative within 31 days of August 4.
Additionally, Zinn asserted in his motion that McKee’s petition for judicial review was also filed untimely as such motion needed to be filed within 10 days of filing with the Democratic Executive Committee.
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