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23 July 2012

Two State Representatives Now Unopposed After Opponents Bounced Off Ballot

Monday, Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced that two Georgia state House hopefuls were no longer candidates after adopting the recommendations of an Administrative Law Judge ordering them off the ballot.

Anne Taylor, who was challenging Alisha Thomas Morgan for her seat in the Georgia House, does not meet the residency requirements to be a candidate for the Georgia House of Representatives in District 39.

Democrat Richie Smith was also ruled ineligible to be a candidate for the Georgia House of Representatives in District 151. Smith was running against Republican state Representative Gerald Greene.

Both Greene and Morgan are now unopposed in their re-election campaigns.

Since there is insufficient time to strike the names of Anne Taylor and Richie Smith or reprint the ballots, a prominent notice will be placed at each affected polling place advising voters of the disqualification of Richie Smith and Anne Taylor. All votes cast for Anne Taylor and Richie Smith will be void and not counted.