County clerks file motions to quash McDaniel subpoena for election materials

Circuit clerks in Adams and Oktibbeha counties have filed motions to quash or modify the subpoena from Chris McDaniel’s attorney Mitch Tyner that requested all original election materials from the United States Senate Republican Primary be forward to the Jones County Circuit Clerk by Friday.

Tyner’s subpoena was sent to selected counties after special appointed Judge Hollis McGehee sent a letter to all 82 counties to ask that clerks preserve election materials. According to law, election materials must be kept two years after an election.

The motion from Oktibbeha County’s clerk Glenn Hamilton argued that the subpoena was not issued properly and failed to include allowance to the clerk to “redact portions protected by the open records law.”