Missouri state representative challenges primary results

Monday, August 23, 2010 | 5:35 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — A state representative from St. Louis who narrowly lost in the Aug. 3 primary election is challenging the results.

Democratic state Rep. Hope Whitehead filed a lawsuit Monday. It claims the chairman of the Democratic Central Committee improperly allowed candidate Karla May to place workers for her campaign inside polling places. May won the Democratic primary over Whitehead by 33 votes.

Whitehead is requesting a new election.

Whitehead won a special election for the 57th District last year after T.D. El-Amin resigned amid bribery charges. He is now serving time in federal prison.

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