MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Kenneth T. Whalum, Jr. has filed a lawsuit challenging the results of the August 2 election recently certified by the Shelby County Election Commission.
It was a very close race to represent east Memphis for District Four of the Unified School Board between incumbent Kevin Woods and Whalum, a former Memphis City Schools board member.
Woods was fighting to keep his seat on the Unified School Board, one of the seats appointed by the Shelby County Commission. Whalum lost to Woods by 108 votes.
In the lawsuit, Whalum asks the court to throw out the August election results and hold a new election.
This comes as Tennessee's Secretary of State and State Election Coordinator continue to investigate the election for a number of problems reported at the polls, including incorrect ballots due to recent redistricting.
The Shelby County Election Commission certified the results August 20; anyone who plans to file a lawsuit regarding the election has five days from the date the results are certified.