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Avoyelles Parish District Attorney’s race lawsuit dismissed

Candidate Barry Laiche requests recount and files lawsuit challenging November 3 results
Published: Nov. 17, 2020 at 11:47 AM CST
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AVOYELLES PARISH, La. (KALB) - A lawsuit filed by Barry Laiche, candidate who lost against Avoyelles Parish District Attorney Charles Riddle III, has been tossed out.

On Monday, November 16, Ad Hoc Judge Harry Randow dismissed the lawsuit filed by Laiche that wanted a recount of the absentee ballots, because Laiche didn’t object to those ballots at the time they were being counted.

According to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s election results, Riddle received 51% or 8,129 votes against Laiche’s 49% or 7,767 out of an unofficial turnout of 64.3 % or 15,896 votes.

Riddle is serving his fourth six-year term as District Attorney.

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