From the article:
In the latest challenge to Richmond’s candidate-certifying process, a City Council candidate’s attempt to have an opponent removed from the ballot was denied last week by Richmond’s voter registrar and the city’s Electoral Board.
The request by S. Lee Shewmake, who is running for the 5th District seat, said a review of the signatures on the petitions filed by one of her opponents, Parker C. Agelasto, revealed numerous “errors and irregularities.”
The article goes further to delve into recent controversies regarding the City’s voter registrar.
It was the latest complaint involving how the registrar’s office reviews signatures on candidate petitions in city elections. And the fact that Showalter reviewed Agelasto’s signatures at all raised the eyebrows of the lawyers who have successfully sued the registrar to get a School Board candidate on the ballot and are in litigation to get a review of a would-be mayoral candidate’s petition signatures.