AJC reporter Megan Matteucci reports the DeKalb County board of elections is accusing a school board candidate of lying about his residency and has has disqualified him.
Donny “Muhammad” Grogan said he mistakenly listed the wrong district and will file an appeal Thursday with the Superior Court.
Elections officials said they launched an investigation into Grogan’s residency after receiving a complaint from another school board candidate.
In June, Grogan qualified to run for the District 7 board seat. He paid his $540 qualifying fees and signed an affidavit listing his Buckingham Circle address and District 7. He went back to the elections’ office several times to check on his paperwork, gathered supporters and printed signs, he said.
Last month, he received a letter questioning the affidavit he signed. He went to the elections office and was told that he doesn’t live in District 7, but was allowed to change the affidavit to say District 5.
Elections director Maxine Daniels said she later consulted with the county attorney and Secretary of State’s office, and learned that the affidavit could not be changed.
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