The Clarion-Ledger, 12/9/8

Mississippi Republicans filed suit against the Leflore County Election Commission and a Greenwood poll manager today, alleging inappropriate and illegal activities on Election Day.

Brad White, chairman of the state Republican Party, said poll watchers were not allowed to observe the Nov. 4 election there, while unauthorized observers loitered around polling locations.

The lawsuit also alleges that voters in Leflore County were improperly given instructions on how to vote and whom to vote for, and people who did not need or ask for help were accompanied while voting.

Edward Course, chairman of the county’s election commission, said he had not heard about the lawsuit and could not comment.

He described the county’s election as “extremely fair, according to the laws of the state of Mississippi.”