Witten v. Butcher

Joshua Butcher defeated incumbent Judge William Douglas Witten for the open judicial seat in Division 1 of the Circuit Court of Logan County in the May 2016 nonpartisan election. Butcher was declared the winner after a recount. Judge Witten filed a notice of election contest requesting that a special court be convened to determine matters he challenged in the election and that he be declared the winner. After a hearing, a majority of the special court members found that there was no misconduct affecting the election results or rendering the election unfair. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that Judge Witten’s allegations of voting irregularities in three Logan County precincts were unavailing. View "Witten v. Butcher" on Justia Law