Jailer files lawsuit after losing election

STANFORD, Ky. (AP) — A central Kentucky jailer who lost Tuesday night’s election has filed a lawsuit seeking to disqualify his opponent.

The Advocate-Messenger (http://bit.ly/1th3atW) reports Lincoln County Jailer David Gooch says Rob Wilson should be disqualified due to one of the signatures on his filing paperwork. Gooch says in an affidavit that the person who signed for Wilson is a state employee and thus not allowed to participate in political campaigns.

Wilson called Gooch’s lawsuit "a desperate Hail Mary" that won’t succeed. He says he has talked to state and local officials and has been assured the signature is allowed and valid.

Gooch lost to Wilson by 726 votes in Tuesday night’s election.

The motion to disqualify Wilson is set to be heard on Nov. 24 in Lincoln County Circuit Court.

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Information from: The (Danville, Ky.) Advocate-Messenger, http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews

 

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