Absentee Ballot Challenge
7:55 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Judge Rejects Absentee Ballot Challenge In Miami-Dade Democratic House Race

  • Margie Menzel reports on the case from Tallahassee.

State Rep. Barbara Watson will keep her 13-vote Democratic primary win over fellow Rep. John Patrick Julien. A Tallahassee judge ruled Wednesday that, despite some suspicious signatures on several absentee ballots cast for Watson, there wasn't enough evidence to overturn the result.

As Julien considers his options, Watson is preparing for the general election which she is likely to win. Heavily Democratic District 107 produced only a write-in candidate to oppose her.

Here's a Miami Herald backgrounder on the case.  Click the Listen link above to hear Margie Menzel's story about the absentee ballot challenge that failed.