Vigo County election wins challenged in court

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Vigo County candidates who won their elections for auditor and treasurer are being challenged in court, according to petitions filed this week.

Republican candidate Rebecca Coleman was elected as Vigo County auditor last week with 53% of the vote; however, Democrat challenger James Bramble alleged in court documents that a criminal conviction from the late 90s should disqualify her from taking office.

Bramble alleges in the petition that Coleman was convicted of theft and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Meanwhile, Republican Josie Swalls-Thompson, who was elected as Vigo County treasurer, was accused of not meeting residency requirements.

Thompson won the treasurer’s seat with 51.6% of the vote over Democrat candidate Nancy Allsup. In a court petition obtained by MyWabshValley.com, Allsup claimed Thompson does not own real estate in Vigo County, but rather has a residence in Florida.

MyWabashValley.com reached out to Thompson; however, she declined to comment at this time.

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