A drawing of straws could decide the winner of a tied legislative race

State law says if a multicounty race is tied then the winner is determined “by lot” drawn in public and overseen by the secretary of state and governor. The outcome will determine whether Republicans reach a supermajority in the Mississippi House. The drawing is set for some time tomorrow in Governor Phil Bryant’s office. Certified results of the District 79 House race in Smith and Jasper counties show that Democratic Representative Bo Eaton of Taylorsville and Republican challenger Mark Tullos of Raleigh each received 4,589 votes.


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