Today’s the final chance for 8th District Council candidate Jordan Dillard to face his candidacy challenge. He didn’t show up to hearings yesterday or Friday. But three other candidates have had their challenges tossed.
As NewsWorks’ Patrick Cobbs reports, challenges to Andrew Lofton, William Durham and Robin Tasco were thrown out for being filed too late.
That’s sparked another issue. Challenges against the three were filed before the March 15/16 midnight deadline online. But because the Board of Elections office closed at 5 p.m. March 15, the challenges were not recognized until later on the 16th, making them late.
Welcome to Philadelphia, where technicalities count for everything.