AL GOP won't certify Jim Bonner's votes after offensive Facebook posts

Updated: Jun. 1, 2018 at 11:11 AM EDT
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(WTVM) - The Alabama Republican Party is in an uproar over one candidate, and now they're advising voters to stay away if you see his name on the ballot next week.

Not only does the GOP want voters to stay away from Jim Bonner on the ballots, now they won't even certify his votes if he wins.

This all came after Bonner, who's running for Alabama public service commissioner, shared several Facebook posts that were seen as offensive to women, blacks, Jews, and Muslims.

What the Alabama GOP means by "not certifying" him, is that they won't officially declare him as the winner if he wins the election next Tuesday.

From there, the party said it also won't be giving Bonner their formal nomination for him to advance to the general election in November.

Bonner said his public comments are being taken out of context and appealing his own party's decision.

Polls will open in Alabama Tuesday for the primary elections.

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