Albany, Ga -Reverend Lorenzo Heard has announced to local media that he will file a lawsuit against the Dougherty County Board of Elections. Heard is reported to have contacted newsrooms all over the city, though he was apparently unable to reach anyone at the Journal today. His claim? That will be discussed at a 6:30 press conference.
Heard was denied a spot on the November ballot after the elections office made a mistake on his notice of candidacy, which was then destroyed after Heard’s agent left the office with the form. In addition, he failed to pay the required fee to be added on the ballot.
Observers argue that Heard would have had sufficient grounds on the first two issues, but the third has many wondering what Heard’s attorney is thinking. That third is the fact that Heard failed to garner enough signatures. In addition, a number of signatures were signed by what election officials argued were the same hand.
The Journal will continue to follow this story as it develops.