A Columbia man is asking a Richland County judge to halt Columbia?s April 6 election to replace former District 2 Councilman E.W. Cromartie.
Paul Denman, who lives in a condo on Main Street, is asking Judge James Barber to issue a stay for the District 2 election, which was scheduled last week after Cromartie resigned following federal tax evasion charges.
Denman?s attorney, Jay Bender, will meet with Barber at this morning and ask him to schedule a "rule to show cause hearing," in which Denman will ask the judge to halt the election.
"Ordinarily when you file a lawsuit, the other side has 30 days to respond to it. That would be too late here," Bender said.
Bender said he would like to have the hearing Thursday, but the decision is up to the judge