Absentee Ballots Change Levee Board Election Results

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YAZOO CITY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Absentee ballots have changed the results of a local race in this week’s election. Tuesday night returns showed Johnny McGlown leading with 2015 votes, or 33% of the total, for a seat on the Yazoo Mississippi Delta Levee commission. Ralph Simpson had 1524, or 25% and Pete Hunter had 1423 votes, 23.5%. But, over half of 486 absentee ballots were votes for Hunter, pushing him ahead of Simpson. McGlown was appointed to the board earlier this year following the death of Commissioner Willie Gregory. Since no candidate received a majority, McGlown will face Hunter in a November 27th runoff.



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