5th Circuit hears argument over votes in a 2015 House race

A 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel has heard oral arguments in the case of five Smith County voters who ballots were thrown out by a House committee in deciding to seat Republican Mark Tullos over longtime Democratic Rep. Bo Eaton in 2016.

The voters filed a lawsuit in federal court in Jackson, but U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled the court didn’t have jurisdiction over the matter and dismissed it. The voters then filed an appeal with the 5th Circuit.

Clarion Ledger