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Holness refuses to concede defeat, grabs on to legal challenges

Dale Holness refuses to concede defeat in the Nov. 2nd Democratic primary election for the 20th Congressional District candidacy.

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Dale Holness refuses to concede defeat in the Nov. 2nd Democratic primary election for the 20th Congressional District candidacy.

The Broward County commissioner has filed lawsuits in Palm Beach and Broward counties disputing Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick’s victory by five votes.

Holness claims Cherfilus-McCormick attempted to bribe voters during her campaign with the way she expressed her support of a $1,000 monthly universal basic income.

“What was astounding is I heard that at election voting sites people were asking where they collect the $1,000 from, so they expected to get $1,000,” Holness said about Cherfilus-McCormick’s “prosperity plan.”

The lawsuits also claim Cherfilus-McCormick should be disqualified for not submitting a financial disclosure to the Clerk of the U.S. House before the election.

Holness is also convinced there were 12 ballots from voters who are serving in the U.S. military overseas that should have been counted despite the irregularities officials recorded.

Cherfilus-McCormick classified the accusations as ridiculous and said the lawsuits are a sign of Holness’s desperation. She also said her focus is on preparing herself for the general election on Jan. 11 and for her service in the U.S. House of Representatives.


About the Authors:

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.