Jones wins House seat by 11 votes

The tally, incomplete Tuesday night, had Republican Tim Lee, a radio station owner and talk-show host, ahead of Jones, a young Pascagoula attorney, by two votes. Once all the absentees were counted, Lee trailed Jones by two votes.

Then Wednesday the county Election Commission, circuit clerk, Lee and his attorneys and attorneys for Jones went through more than 200 affidavit ballots, weeded out those that did not qualify to vote in that race and came up with 106 valid ballots.

They scanned them and found 101 actually voted in the House District 111 race, 46 for Lee and 55 for Jones – putting Jones ahead of Lee by 11 votes.

Sun Herald
11/8/7