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Williams says disqualification robbed his constitutional rights

James Williams is fighting to get his name on the General Election ballot. (Source:WALB) James Williams is fighting to get his name on the General Election ballot. (Source:WALB)
James Williams and his attorney Maurice King. (Source:WALB) James Williams and his attorney Maurice King. (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A former Albany police officer says he'll continue to fight to get his name on the General election ballot in a state house race.
    

Last week, the Secretary of State's office disqualified James Williams from the District 151 race.
Williams attorney filed an appeal and a motion to stay the Secretary of State's decision to protect Williams' right to appeal.
He says he was robbed of his constitutional rights.

"I feel that I have been robbed of my constitutional rights to represent them,” said James Williams. “I've done everything in my power, the right thing to do."

"They basically chose sides before the challenge was even filed,” said Maurice King, Williams’ Attorney.

The Secretary of State’s office says because of a local redistricting error Williams does not live in the District he wants to represent.
King and Williams are now waiting for a hearing in Superior Court of Fulton County.

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