BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Just two weeks from election day, there’s no Democratic nominee in one Jefferson County judge race.
Monday afternoon, we learned a judge found Linda Hall, who won the democratic primary, is not eligible.
Many are asking how something like this could happen so close to the general election, and with Hall’s name already on the ballot.
Others are asking who, if anyone, will run as the democratic candidate.
We spoke with Peter Davis, who ran against Hall in the primaries.
He said there was a hearing last week after a lawsuit was filed against Hall regarding her residency.
A judge ruled Monday that Hall is ineligible to run because she doesn’t meet the statutory requirements.
The judge said Hall was not a resident of the 10th judicial circuit, or Jefferson County, 12 months before the election.
And now, Davis said, it’s only fair that he becomes the Democratic candidate .
“If you take Linda Hall out of the equation, then that leaves nobody in that race,” said Davis. "It’s just disheartening to think that at the start of this race, there were two viable candidates on the Democratic side. Now we’re down to almost less than 30 days, less than 20 days, before the election, and the Democrats have no candidate in this race.”
Davis asks voters to write in his name regardless of whether the Democratic Party chooses him as their candidate.
We received the following statement from Hall:
The incumbent in this race is Republican Teresa T. Pulliam.
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