Special election to be called for race with 1-vote margin

Published 12:03 pm Thursday, September 19, 2019

(AP) — A special election has been ordered for a Mississippi Senate district where a candidate won by a single vote.

The Sun Herald reports the certification of Dixie Newman as the winner of Senate District 50 in Harrison County was vacated by special judge Richard McKenzie on Tuesday.

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Attorneys for Newman and her opponent state Rep. Scott DeLano requested a partial revote in five split districts. An inspection of the results showed irregularities in the election. Votes in the other 11 districts will stand.

DeLano had requested a recount last month.

The governor will set the date for the special election.