DeKalb city clerk argues city ‘unlawfully usurped’ clerical election duties, lawsuit filings show

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DeKalb City Clerk Sasha Cohen talks on the phone to someone regarding his being replaced as the person to accept candidate filings Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, at City Hall. Filing opened Monday at 8:30 a.m. and Ruth Scott, recording secretary to the DeKalb City Council, was on hand to accept the paperwork for candidates who were filing.
DeKalb City Clerk Sasha Cohen (left) talks to city manager Bill Nicklas Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, at City Hall, after Cohen was informed he would not be the person to accept candidate filings. Filing opened Monday at 8:30 a.m. and Ruth Scott, recording secretary to the DeKalb City Council, was on hand to accept the paperwork for candidates who were filing.

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