Sorry, the Election is Canceled
We all know that state and local governments are having financial problems. They're cutting workers, cutting services and, apparently, cutting elections. From the Birmingham ...
We all know that state and local governments are having financial problems. They're cutting workers, cutting services and, apparently, cutting elections. From the Birmingham News:
MONTGOMERY - Secretary of State Beth Chapman said Monday she is canceling the August special election for state Senate District 19, since Democrat Priscilla Dunn is unopposed.
No Republican qualified to run against Dunn, now a member of the House of Representatives, in the special election that had been scheduled for Aug. 18. Chapman said she will issue Dunn a certificate of election.
The special election would cost the cash-strapped county about $100,000, Chapman and Jefferson County Probate Judge Alan King said.
In fairness, Jefferson County, Alabama is truly on the brink of bankruptcy, with much worse financial problems than most jurisdictions.
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