Judge dismisses voter fraud case in Tuscaloosa school board elec

Judge dismisses voter fraud case in Tuscaloosa school board election

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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

A judge has dismissed a case that challenged the results of a city school board race.

The plaintiff claimed that voter fraud cost her the District 4 race but Judge James Roberts ruled that there isn't enough evidence to overturn the election.

Plaintiff Kelly Horwitz lost the race by 87 votes. Roberts says there are about 40 votes he feels are suspect, but it's not enough to overturn the results.

Horwitz claimed that some of the voters didn't meet residency requirements and some of the votes were bought with the promise of free drinks.

Andy Campbell, the attorney for defendant Cason Kirby, released this statement:

"We are also gratified that the court validated the vote and cleared the name of each of the over 350 students challenged on grounds of corruption. As the court found, there was no valid evidence supporting these allegations, only that these students exercised their first amendment rights to vote.It is now time to move forward."

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