Democrats Try to Oust Schrader

By Scott Sarvay

May 20, 2011 Updated May 20, 2011 at 5:30 PM EDT

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The Allen County Democratic Party filed court papers Friday to disqualify and replace City Council Candidate Tommy Schrader.

One week ago, the Allen County Election Board deemed Schrader ineligible to run on the November ballot, after he admitted he had registered to vote and then cast a vote in the Green Bay, Wisconsin mayoral election.

Allen County Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bynum filed a petition to contest Schrader's win in the Council At-Large primary race.

Bynum says, “I think what Mr. Schrader has proven is that he's not really committed to this community in his intent and with what he wants to do. We understand just by his own admission that there's some things that he does that we don't think are a representation of the Democratic Party."

The court filing says the Democrats want to replace Schrader with George Guido, who finished right behind Schrader in the vote tally.

A June first hearing is set on the matter.

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