LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A hearing has been scheduled in the case of a Green Party candidate running for a state House seat who says former Arkansas Rep. Hudson Hallum's name shouldn't be on the ballot.
The hearing in former Rep. Fred Smith's case is slated to begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Tuesday is Election Day.
Smith, the Green Party candidate, has said Hallum's name should not be on the ballot because Hallum pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit election fraud. Hallum also resigned.
If Hallum receives the most votes in November, it would create a vacancy in office that would trigger a special election.
The secretary of state's office says the judge should limit actions to not counting votes for Hallum or similar measures because Hallum's name is already on the ballot.
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