Ballot printing halted ahead of June primary after DA candidate files lawsuit

Ballot printing halted ahead of June primary after DA candidate files lawsuit
Bill Veitch, Jefferson County District Attorney for the Bessemer Cutoff. Source: WBRC video

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Election drama in the Jefferson County District Attorney's race after an attorney for GOP candidate Bill Veitch sought and was granted a temporary restraining order against Probate Judge Alan King Friday afternoon.

Veitch is seeking to run countywide in the Republican primary and not just in the Birmingham district.

The former Jefferson County DA wants King to declare "null and void" a local statute calling for the election just in the Birmingham district.

"Now somebody's decided in 2018 that wasn't any good. We don't need to do it that way again.  I want to set that right. If you've got an official in power over you, do you think you should be able to vote for that person? Or not that person? I do. That's why I filed it," Veitch said.

Veitch lost last year to Lynneice Washington for DA in the Bessemer Cutoff.

Veitch doesn't want ballots printed until the court decides the issue.

You can see the documents filed on Friday below:

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