Judge to Hear Council Candidates Case
The Rev. Curtis Harris won a landslide re-election to Hopewell City Council in May. One of his opponents filed a lawsuit.
Yolanda Wyche-Stokes will be in court next Wednesday. She wants the election results thrown out. She claims Harris didn’t play fair, and told the Progress Index, she believes election laws may have been broken, and she hopes he’ll be removed from Council.
No comment from Harris. On Election Day, he got 150 votes. David Silvestro had 56, Roosevelt Edwards, Jr. 55, and Stokes 48. She has presented three major points concerning the actions and conduct of Harris and his campaign throughout the race and on Election Day, insisting there was an impact on the outcome.
The other two candidates may give her arguments support. Both had problems, they say, with what they termed confrontation and harassment by Harris’ family and poll workers.
City Registrar Pamela Clerk found no reason for the Electoral Board not to certify Harris’ election. His lawyers note there were no complaints voiced on election day.
John Ogle, WCVE News