Hinds supervisor candidate challenges election

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Associated Press

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 1 at 1:06 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A candidate for the Hinds County Board of Supervisors has challenged the special election for District 2, alleging vote tampering.

The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/14VLjkU ) reports that David Archie of Jackson filed a motion Friday asking Hinds County Circuit Court to delay certifying the election results.

Unofficial totals put him third among nine candidates in the Democratic primary. Not including absentee or affidavit ballots, he had 671 votes to 1,701 for Darrel McQuirter of Clinton and 1,055 for Willie Earl Robinson of Jackson.

His motion quotes 10 anonymous registered voters as alleging that they were told there were too few ballots for everyone, and were turned away from the polls on Sept. 24.

He also alleges that paper ballots were outdated, handled improperly, and were too complicated for voters to understand.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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