Dale Holness files lawsuit over Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick's Democratic congressional primary win
The second-place candidate in the high-profile South Florida congressional primary race that was settled by only five votes, and took weeks to resolve after Election Day on Nov. 2, is asking a court to overturn the results.
Dale Holness, who lost the congressional contest to Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick by 0.01% of the votes, wants a court to throw out her victory. In a lawsuit offering three different arguments, Holness asserts she is “ineligible to hold office.”
Among Holness’ claims: that one of Cherfilus-McCormick’s campaign promises — her support for a government program to give $1,000 payments to most adults — amounted to an attempt to bribe voters.
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