Kenny Wayne Jones may contest primary loss to Barbara Blackmon in District 21 Senate race. 


  

Sen. Kenny Wayne Jones has not ruled out contesting the results of the election that saw him lose the Democratic primary for Senate District 21 to former Sen. Barbara Blackmon by 34 votes.

State Democratic Party Chairman Rickey Cole said the certified count had Blackmon with 4,832 votes to Jones’ 4,798.

Jones, who chairs the Legislative Black Caucus, said there were “some things I want to look at, just out of fairness to the team I had.”

Specifically, Jones said Friday, he needs an explanation why poll workers at one Holmes County precinct took three hours to get the ballots to the courthouse after voting stopped at 7 p.m. Aug. 4.

“I definitely want to look at that three-hour window,” Jones said. The number of absentee ballots that came out of that precinct would be of particular interest, he added.

Read More 

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s