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Williams request administrative hearing delay for district mix-up

James Williams is fighting to keep his name on the ballot for House District 151. (Source:WALB) James Williams is fighting to keep his name on the ballot for House District 151. (Source:WALB)
Williams says he was never notified that his district changed from 151 to 154. (Source:WALB) Williams says he was never notified that his district changed from 151 to 154. (Source:WALB)
Maurice King, Williams' Attorney (Source:WALB) Maurice King, Williams' Attorney (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany man fighting to keep his name on the ballot in a state house race could learn his fate later this week.

House District 151 candidate James Williams and his attorney requested a delay for an administrative hearing that was supposed to take place today in Atlanta.
They say they're still investigating why Williams wasn't notified about a district change and whether it was done to benefit incumbent Republican Representative Gerald Greene.

"That somewhat helps Mr. Greene and I guess we're trying to determine whether it was calculated to help Mr. Greene at the time it occurred,” said Maurice King, Attorney.

King says the secretary of state's office called the Dougherty County elections board to have Williams' district changed from 151 to 154 without notifying him.
The state says a redistricting error by Dougherty County officials placed Williams in the wrong district for years and it wasn't discovered until Greene filed a challenge.
The administrative hearing has been scheduled for Friday.

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