In a state where lawsuits contesting elections are a rarity, Holland & Knight’s Jake Evans has done something it appears no one else has: He persuaded a judge to overturn the same race, twice.
Last year, Evans persuaded a senior superior court judge to overturn the Republican primary for House District 28, citing at least 74 voters who were given the wrong ballots. Evans represents Dan Gasaway, who is battling for a fourth term as the district’s state representative against challenger Chris Erwin. Gasaway lost that race by 67 votes. There was no Democratic or third-party candidate.
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