Baker Co. sheriff election pushed to 2013

Published: Oct. 19, 2012 at 6:38 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 24, 2012 at 10:45 PM EDT
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Incumbent Sheriff Dana Meade
Incumbent Sheriff Dana Meade
challenger Tim Williamson
challenger Tim Williamson

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The election for Baker County sheriff will be held on January 8, 2013, barring an appeal.

Attorney Tommy Coleman tells WALB that citizens will vote on that date after Dougherty County Judge Loring Gray blocked the November election, after serious allegations of voter irregularities in the July Primary.

Incumbent Sheriff Dana Meade won the August runoff by 39 votes over challenger Tim Williamson.

After Williamson sued, the court found evidence of votes bought for $20 and free liquor.

There was also evidence of absentee ballots changed from votes for Williamson to votes for Meade.

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