Fisher declared winner in primary challenge
By JAMIE PATTERSON
After a recount in the county superintendent election challenge, a judge has declared Becky Fisher as winner of the Democratic primary.
A hearing was held on Oct. 12 involving Delorris Smith’s petition to contest the primary election for superintendent with the Yazoo County School District.
Smith contested the election on Aug. 22, claiming some voters were denied the right to vote and that there were irregularities at the Teen Center and Center Ridge voting precincts.
Becky Fisher was certified as winner of the Democratic primary in August with 1,489 votes. Smith received 1,009 votes.
Circuit Court Judge Isadore Patrick issued an order last week that said another tally of votes should be conducted.
Last week’s order said all ballots cast for county superintendent at the Teen Center and Center Ridge precincts be disqualified and that all absentee and affidavit ballots found outside the ballot box for each precinct be disqualified.
“If the disqualified ballots of (Fisher) are less than 480 then (Fisher) shall be declared the winner of the primary for superintendent,” the order said.
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