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Polling Problems in Madison County Could Cause Redo

MADISON COUNTY, MISS– It could be a do-over in Madison County after a few precincts got the wrong ballots.

Bill Billingsley spoke with News Mississippi at the Madison County Courthouse. Here’s the audio:

“There are still votes to be counted. This isn’t over yet,” says Billingsley.

The Madison County Election Commission is still counting today.

The issue now comes to the fact that absentee and affidavits have not yet been counted in the districts in question. That process is starting this afternoon.

This election could set the precedent for what happens if and when mistakes of this magnitude are made in your local election.

This election could end one of two ways; the votes will be counted as is and a winner will be declared, or another election will be held.

News Mississippi will keep you updated.

As of right now, Walter Michel is suspected to return to his former senate seat.

Not all Madison County residents should have been able to vote for Bill Billingsley or Walter Michel in the District 25 state senate race.

Both Billingsley and Michel hope to replace Will Longwitz, who has been appointed to the Madison County courts by Governor Phil Bryant.

Five precincts in Madison County got the wrong ballots. If this causes confusion or if a win is contested, it could be a redo election in Madison County.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says it will be up to the county election officials to decide.


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