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Judge dismisses lawsuit, settling ownership of Alabama Democratic party

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Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit over who was in control of the Alabama Democratic party, meaning the so-called reform group championed by U.S. Sen. Doug Jones has won out. 

Griffin in his order filed Thursday morning wrote that his court lacked jurisdiction “over what appears to be an intra-political-party dispute regarding the officer elections and governance of the Alabama Democratic party.” 

Griffin’s ruling means that state Rep. Chris England, who was picked to lead the state Democratic party by the reform group, is the party’s chair. 

The ruling puts an end to the lawsuit filed by former ADP chairwoman Nancy Worley, after the Democratic National Committee ruled that her re-election as chair was invalid. 

England was elected ADP chair after the DNC ordered new elections and the adoption of new bylaws.

 

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Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.

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