Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Minister Withdraws Challenge to Nov. Presidential Vote.

Byline: Steve Shoup Journal Staff Writer

A Rio Rancho minister who filed suit in federal court seeking a re-vote in the disputed presidential election has withdrawn his lawsuit.

Rev. Gregory Apelian of TLC Ministries in Rio Rancho, acting as his own attorney, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque in December, seeking a court order for a re-vote.

The outcome of the Nov. 7 presidential election was still in doubt when Apelian filed his lawsuit. Former Vice President Al Gore eventually conceded the election, and then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush won the Electoral College vote.

A few days before Bush's inauguration, Apelian wrote to Bush. …

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