Sheriff’s Office Reacts to Election Lawsuit

COAHOMA COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Coahoma County Sheriff Charles Jones has responded to a suit filed in circuit court contesting the results of last month’s Democratic primary election. In a front-page story this week the Clarksdale Press-Register reported that Jones denied most of the allegations made my challenger Mario Magsby Jr., ranging from malfunctioning voting machines to improper conduct by poll workers and campaign workers. Jones admitted that voting machines in Lula were not working for a period of time, but denied any improprieties. Jones received 2759 votes, or 50.8 percent, to Magsby’s 2128 votes, or 39.2 percent. Magsby’s suit seeks either a new election or a runoff between him and Jones, who was first elected sheriff in 2009.

 


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