Mayoral candidate challenges election; alleges voter fraud
Published: June 25,2013
GREENWOOD — Sheriel Perkins is challenging the results of the June 4 Greenwood mayoral election.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Perkins is asking a Leflore County judge to declare her the winner of the election based on alleged voter fraud. Failing that, she wants a new election ordered.
Perkins, a Democrat, lost to incumbent Carolyn McAdams by 206 votes in official returns in the race.
Perkins argues there were illegal votes counted for McAdams and lawful votes that were not counted for her.
McAdams, an independent, received 2,618 votes in the municipal general election, compared to Perkins’ 2,412. McAdams was elected to a second term.
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