Itta Bena Special Election Tomorrow


ITTA BENA, MS (Ben Caxton) — Voters get a second chance to elect a mayor in Itta Bena, tomorrow. The special election will decide if current Mayor J.D. Brasel will stay, or be replaced by opponent William McGee. Brasel was declared and certified as the winner of the regular election last June by just ten votes. But his challenger, Willie McGee, a retiree and first-time political candidate, contested the initial results and filed a petition after his attorney, Margarette Meeks, reviewed the ballot boxes and discovered multiple irregularities, including a missing tape from one of the polling places, no applications with absentee ballots and boxes that were not sealed. A judge confirmed those findings saying that either a court trial or a special election would be required to obtain valid results and with the consent of all parties scheduled tomorrow’s special election.


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