Election ’07: Langford’s our certified winner, but…

10.17.2007 by André Natta · → 8 Comments

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Cooper speaks to press

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Larry Langford was officially certified as the winner of the 2007 mayoral race yesterday. Patrick Cooper, as reported about in this morning’s Birmingham News, has announced plans to file this contest of the October 9 election (PDF file).

The image shows Cooper speaking with reporters at a 10 a.m. press conference at his campaign headquarters in downtown Birmingham. He is contending that Langford was not eligible to run for the mayor’s office because he was still residing in Fairfield.

When asked if he would be filing this contest if there was a runoff, Cooper replied that if he knew then what he knows now, he would still be filing the contest.

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  1. […] Cooper’s contest filing, and, as noted in comments below, it’s also available at The Terminal. I’m no attorney, but after reading the filing, it certainly looks like Cooper has a case […]

  2. […] the election on the grounds that Langford did not meet residency requirements. The Terminal has a copy of the papers Cooper filed with the court asking for a new election with the remaining eligible candidates. I found it […]