Election Contest Filed in Conecuh County Sheriff’s Race

The Republican candidate for Conecuh County Sheriff, Mike Blackmon, has officially filed an election contest of the general election results in that race.

After the certification of all ballots on November 15th, the race was deemed to be a tie between Blackmon and Democrat Randy Brock. Following the November 18th constitutionally required recount, five additional votes were discovered, resulting in the canvassing board of Conecuh County declaring Brock the winner.

After investigations by attorneys for Blackmon, he has filed the challenge asking that he be declared the rightful winner of the race.

Blackmon’s attorney, Joel Blankenship, said the following:

“New information continues to come in every day from the voters of Conecuh County, giving us a strong belief that after the case is heard, it will be clear that Blackmon should have been declared the winner and rightfully installed as sheriff of Conecuh County.”

Chairman John Wahl and the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee have pledged support and all available resources to this challenge in order to ensure the integrity of this election.

“There are multiple questions about this election, as well as the following re-count. It’s incredibly important to the Republican Party that every voter has a voice and that the will of the people is done. We are committed to making sure that any issues or inconsistencies are identified and corrected, wherever that leads,” said Chairman John Wahl.


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