BROWARD (CBSMiami) – Congressional primary race runner-up Dale Holness has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick’s razor-thin win.

Holness claims in the lawsuit that Cherfilus-McCormick “is ineligible to hold office.”


Cherfilus-McCormick won the Democratic Primary for the 20th Congressional District by a mere five votes.

One of Holness’ claims is that mail-in ballots from military service members were improperly rejected, and the smallest of votes could swing the result.

He also pointed to the fact she didn’t file a financial disclosure report with the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Also of note, Holness claims Cherfilus-McCormick’s campaign promise to give adults making less than $75,000 a monthly check of $1,000 was basically a bribe.

“The ‘plan’ is intended to offer a false hope to underserved communities with the intention and purpose of procuring votes in return,” the lawsuit read. Team