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March 17, 2020

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Attorney General Steve Marshall Releases Opinion on Secretary of State’s Question Regarding Alabama Runoff Election on March 31, 2020

(MONTGOMERY)—Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall issued an opinion
concerning the March 31, 2020, Alabama runoff election. The Attorney General opinion, which was requested by Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, is attached to this page.

[Click PDF link at top right of page to access Opinion]

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