Written by Tom Knighton
Cheryl Calhoun had a rough time in 2011. First, she makes the decision to run for a seat on the Albany City Commission, but is told she lives in a different district. Then, after beginning her campaign, she learned that she was right to begin with and that the elections office was wrong. This all took place in the Ward 2 race, the same race that resulted in legal action as Calhoun’s name was still on the ballot. The incident launched an investigation into the situation.
In a Facebook message earlier today, Calhoun said that the Secretary of State’s office has scheduled her day in court for February 21 at 10 AM at the Professional Licensing Board in Macon.
While Calhoun’s situation dominated the headlines, it also lead to an investigation by the Albany Journal that resulted in allegations of voter fraud. That information was also handed over to the Secretary of State’s office and may well be part of the proceedings in February.