Nine losing candidates from the August elections are contesting the results in a Shelby County Chancery Court lawsuit. … It was filed earlier in General Sessions Court before the new filing in Chancery Court. The lawsuit, filed pro se by Brown and Ross against the Shelby County Election Commission, seeks “a vote recount and/or the setting aside of the election results as they are individually affected and a declaration declaring them to have won the election.” The action also seeks an open inspection of records from the election, including computer records.
“Plaintiffs allege that the system has long been tainted through fraudulent programming introduced into the system by hackers conspiring with the defendants and it takes but seconds to reactivate and or modify the taint,” reads the lawsuit. “The system can be reprogrammed such that votes are siphoned away from specific candidates and either hidden or given to specific others.”
The claim is the latest in a series of county election legal challenges since 2006 led by Democratic nominees for county offices, all of which have failed.