Roderick Derun Gay is again trying to overturn another College Park election he contends was stolen from him. AJC file Roderick Derun Gay filed a lawsuit asking the Fulton County Superior Court to throw out Mayor Jack Longino’s victory in the College Park election on Nov. 8.
Gay, 52, said Monday that he filed a lawsuit asking the Fulton County Superior Court to throw out Mayor Jack Longino’s tsunami-like victory on Nov. 8 because he said the election was “illegal and the votes certified are false.” Longino, 58, was dismissive about the lawsuit. “I think it’s about a sore loser,” he said. Gay said City Clerk Lakeitha Reeves, who served as the election superintendent, refused to allow him or his representative to inspect the tally from electronic voting machines or examine the absentee ballots cast.
Instead, the lawsuit says, only a poll manager who also served as Longino’s poll watcher for early voting, assisted with the absentee ballots. The lawsuit says Reeves and Melissa Brooks, an administrative assistant to the City Council who served as the assistant election superintendent, are both appointed by the mayor and the council, which Gay says makes them beholden to incumbents.
Gay suspects more people actually voted for him than Longino, whose official tally was 769 votes, or 71 percent of all cast.
“Unfortunately on the electronic voting machines, which the city of College Park owns, the data isn’t saved on those machines, and we didn’t see any evidence that she printed it off,” he said. “I think there were just a whole lot of irregularities.”
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