Montravias King, who overcame a challenge to his right to be on the ballot, has handily won election to the Elizabeth City Council.
Unofficial results from Pasquotank County show King winning the 4th Ward councilman’s race with 585 votes. He was the top vote getter in a field of seven.
King’s right to be on the ballot was successfully challenged in Pasquotank County, but later overturned by the State Board Board of Elections, who ruled in September the county officials overstepped their bounds and ran afoul of established law on students’ right to vote.
Here’s an excerpt from the Rachel Maddow show that looked at King’s case in-depth:
Previously in The Mercury:
NC elections board rules on student voting cases
Watauga County restores voting precincts, Pasquotank County adds Montravias King to ballot
State Board of Elections to consider Montravias King, Watauga County appeals