Attorney and Democratic mayoral candidate Johnny Moore will now have his day in court to officially contest the results of the May 16 Democratic Primary runoff.
Moore officially filed a Petition for Judicial Review of Election Contest in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court Monday, which requests that all legal ballots cast be accepted or a new municipal election held based on “numerous voting irregularities both on Election Day, as well as throughout the two weeks prior to Election Day when absentee votes were cast.”
During the judicial review process, a special circuit court judge will be appointed and it would proceed with a hearing and an expedited trial. The election commissioners would act as a special tribunal to advise the judge during the trial.
Starkville Daily News