Round 2 in Ware vs. DuPree: Who will be Hattiesburg’s mayor?

Retired Hattiesburg firefighter Bobby Sanford cast an absentee ballot Wednesday at City Hall for this coming Tuesday’s special mayoral election.

You might call it a leap of faith, considering the legal battle waged over those absentee votes just two short months ago.

Sanford, a Dave Ware supporter, is betting this time Hattiesburg gets it right.

“I believe it will be counted,” he added slowly. “I believe it’s (the election) going to be monitored close enough this time that they’re going to have to count it — and count it right.”

Clarion Ledger