ballot_box.jpegTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ A Haitian-American radio personality denies she collected absentee ballots in a South Florida legislative race that was decided by 13 votes.

Carline Paul testified in a Tallahassee courtroom Wednesday.

State Rep. John Patrick Julien alleged in a lawsuit that Paul obtained fraudulent absentee ballots on behalf of his opponent, Rep. Barbara Watson.

Julien is challenging Watson's narrow victory in the Democratic primary. He wants a judge to make him the winner by disallowing all absentee ballots in at least two of District 107's precincts.

The two incumbents faced off as a result of redistricting. The Democratic nominee is virtually assured of winning the general election against two write-in candidates.

Julien contends some absentee ballots were cast by people who are dead or now say they never voted.