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Supervisor candidate files motion to delay election certification

JACKSON — A candidate for the Hinds County Board of Supervisors has challenged the special election for District 2, alleging vote tampering. David Archie of Jackson filed a motion Friday asking Hinds County Circuit Court to delay certifying the election results, The Clarion-Ledger reported. Unofficial totals put him third among nine candidates in the Democratic primary. Not including absentee or ...

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Dupree claims victory in Hub City mayoral race

HATTIESBURG — Johnny Dupree has apparently won a fourth term as mayor of Hattiesburg. After affidavit ballots were tallied Saturday at Hattiesburg City Hall, DuPree, a Democrat, had received 7,512 votes to 7,305 votes for independent challenger Dave Ware. DuPree and Ware, along with Shawn O’Hara, faced off in a special mayoral election Tuesday. Specially appointed Judge William Coleman ordered ...

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Six candidates running for Gibbs' old seat in House

EAST MISSISSIPPI — Six candidates are running in today’s special election to fill a seat in the Mississippi House. House District 36 encompasses parts of Clay, Lowndes and Monroe counties. The seat was left vacant by the Jan. 13 death of Democratic Rep. David Gibbs, who had served since 1993. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If nobody ...

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Hosemann thinks new voter ID law will hold up in court

JACKSON — Mississippi’s photo voter identification law may survive legal challenges because the state has made plans to provide free ID cards in many locations, the secretary of state says. Republican Delbert Hosemann told lawmakers he expects the U.S. Justice Department to reject Mississippi’s law after reviewing it under the Voting Rights Act. “It’s likely that the state of Mississippi ...

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Another Rankin County city to vote on liquor sales

BRANDON — A vote on liquor sales is coming this fall in Brandon as Rankin County continues to shed its dry county status. It’s a change that began in 2009 when 77 percent of Flowood residents voted in liquor sales. Pearl later followed when it voted to allow liquor sales by the glass. But Brandon isn’t allowing a free flow ...

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Mystery calls could mean Palazzo will face challenger

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Phone calls relaying negative information about Republican Steven Palazzo could indicate a challenger is gearing up to run against the freshman congressman from south Mississippi. No one has announced a run against Palazzo. Congressional candidates qualify Jan. 2 to Jan. 13. The Mississippi Press reports Palazzo was recently the subject of a push poll, with leading ...

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Poll: Republicans more unpopular than Democrats

WASHINGTON — If anyone is scorned as much as Democrats these days, it’s Republicans — the party that may recapture the House and perhaps the Senate in November’s elections. Yet Democrats trying to exploit the GOP’s unpopularity in hopes of hanging onto control of Congress face a problem: People who dislike Democrats seem ready to vote in greater numbers than ...

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