Williams, removed from DA’s race, files appeal

    The man considered the front-runner in the District Attorney’s race is now fighting to appear on the ballot. Democrat Seth Williams is filing an appeal today – challenging a judge’s ruling last week to remove Williams from the ballot for the May primary. The judge ruled that Seth Williams failed to disclose all his sources of income.

    The man considered the front-runner in the District Attorney’s race is now fighting to appear on the ballot. Democrat Seth Williams is filing an appeal today – challenging a judge’s ruling last week to remove Williams from the ballot for the May primary. The judge ruled that Seth Williams failed to disclose all his sources of income.

    Transcript:
    Seth Williams says he did something politicians do all the time. They pay out of pocket for things like envelopes and posters, and then the campaign pays them back.

    Williams: “I pay for those things with my own debit card that is attached to my personal checking account, and at the end of the month the campaign committee reimbursed me for those campaign related expenditures.”

    St. Joseph’s University History professor Randall Miller says Williams will have problems even if he gets back on the ballot.

    Miller: “People are supposed to be paying attention and the idea that well I wasn’t paying attention or I was doing this thing on the margins, or well it’s technically correct maybe it’s not quite right, that’s not gonna wash with the public right now.”

    5 candidates remain on the May primary ballot.

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