The LaVista Hills Alliance, which lost its bid to incorporate a new city in northern DeKalb County by 139 votes, has hired a Republican election law attorney to explore the possibility of legally challenging the vote.

Douglas Chalmers Jr. of Atlanta’s Chalmers Pak & Burch, and legal counsel for Mike Huckabee’s national presidential campaign, has been hired to advise the alliance as to what, if any, grounds it may have to challenge the cityhood election, to call for a recount or have it set aside, said Susan L. Meyers, an alliance spokeswoman.

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