CANDIDATE -- REPUDIATE ILLEGAL VOTE

Opinion No. 117 (1988)


QUESTION: Must a candidate for judicial office repudiate a vote or votes shown by uncontroverted evidence to be illegal?

ANSWER: Whether a vote is illegal is a question of law to be decided by the proper forum, not the judicial ethics committee. The committee finds nothing in the Code of Judicial Conduct that requires a candidate in a judicial race to publicly repudiate a vote either before or after a legal determination of the validity of the vote.