A Special Primary Election may take place in some Precincts in a Mississippi State Senate District after the Trailing Candidate Contested the Results of August’s Republican Primary, which was Decided by a Single Vote.
A Special Judge of the State Supreme Court will Decide whether Some or All of the District’s Voters will cast New Ballots after a Hearing which is expected later this week.
When All Ballots were Counted after the August 6th Primary, Dixie Newman led Scott DeLano by One Vote, 3,184 to 3,183. Those Results were Certified after a Recount was completed August. 24th.
DeLano Contested the Certified Results September 3rd with the Republican Executive Committee of Harrison County Claiming that some Voters in Five Precincts were Not given the Correct Ballots.
The Committee said it did Not have the Power to Call a New Election, but it did Vote to Allow DeLano to Petition a Judge for a Special Election in those Precincts.
If the Judge Orders a New Election, any District Voter in those Five Precincts would be Eligible to Vote.
Incumbent Tommy Gollott (R) Resigned from the Legislature before the End of his Term on July 1st.
Since No Democratic Candidate filed to Run for the Seat, the Winner of the Republican Primary will become the District’s New State Senator.
All 52 Seats in the Mississippi Senate are up for Election in 2019.
Republicans Control the Chamber 31-18, with Three Vacancies.
Mississippi is also holding Elections for All State Executive Officers, including the Governor, and All 122 Seats in the State House on November 5th.
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