Judge tosses lawsuit over crossover voting in GOP runoff
Published: June 25,2014
Tags: bench, Chris McDaniel, court, Deborah Gambrell, Democrat, election, GOP, judge, justice, law, lawsuit, legal, political campaign, politician, Politics, primary, republican, Ronald W. Swindall, runoff, Senate, Senator, Tea Party, Thad Cochran
LAUREL — A Mississippi judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a supporter of Republican Senate candidate Chris McDaniel aimed at preventing crossover voting in yesterday’s GOP runoff.
Ronald W. Swindall filed the lawsuit Monday in chancery court in Jones County. Yesterday, he asked Chancery Judge Deborah Gambrell to dismiss the lawsuit and she did.
Mississippi voters do not register by party. State law says the only people prohibited from voting in the Republican runoff yesterday are those who voted in the Democratic primary on June 3.
Tea party groups cite another Mississippi law that says a voter can participate in a party primary only if he or she intends to support that party’s nominee in the general election. A federal appeals court ruled in 2008 that the law is unenforceable.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- DAVID DALLAS — Just how long can Dan stand?
- BILL CRAWFORD: Dan Jones not the angel he is portrayed to be
- Chancery judge delays JRA bond approval for Jackson's Westin hotel
- KILL BILL: Common Core death knell heads to Gov. Bryant's desk
- The Dan Jones-IHL saga: Is this the story that started it all?
- Keeping our eye on: Neal Stephens
- DAVID DALLAS — From Dan and Dixie with love
- Cal-Maine income skyrockets as prices rise and costs shrink
- Business groups file briefs in support of Kemper coal plant rehearing