Montgomery, Alabama – One of the former candidates for mayor of Montgomery is filing a lawsuit over being disqualified to run for the office.
29 year old Willie D. Knight alleges the Montgomery Election Center discriminated against young candidates during the two week qualifying period. Knight tells a local newspaper that he is seeking $20 million in damages.
Knight was disqualified because he did not have the required 340 signatures of registered voters on a required qualifying petition. In his complaint, Knight claims the Montgomery Election Center staff members were negligent when they discredited certain petitioners.