Days before the Electoral Board was set to rule on whether she would be kicked off the ballot, Andrea Raila’s attorney, Frank Avila, shared an affidavit alleging that the hearing officer in Raila’s case, Christopher J. Agrella, had a prior relationship with her challenger, Fritz Kaegi. Avila suggested that tie, revealed this week, was a conflict that should have been disclosed and might have led to bias in the case. Both Kaegi’s campaign and Agrella both vehemently denied the accusations.

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