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Perkins' ballot box inspection announced in Circuit Judge race

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 2:10 pm News Flash Archive

Yesterday, Takiyah Perkins notified Carol White-Richard and Leflore County Circuit Clerk Elmus Stockstill that she will be inspecting the ballot boxes in her race for Circuit Court Judge.

That run-off election, which took place November 25th between Perkins and White-Richard, has not yet been certified. The Election Commission has until Friday to certify the election, and there are still Voter ID ballots outstanding which await proof of ID from the voters. Their deadline is Thursday.

Takiyah Perkins is represented by her father, local attorney and State Representative Willie J. Perkins, Sr., who signed the Notice of Intent on her behalf. The ballot box inspection is scheduled to begin Monday, December 8 at 9 am at the Leflore County Court House. It is unknown whether similar notices have been issued in Washington and Sunflower Counties, which also contain parts of the circuit court district.

Attorney Willie Perkins is also currently embroiled in another pending election contest between his wife Sheriel Perkins and Mayor Carolyn McAdams. That case is scheduled for a hearing January 12th.

Unofficial returns district-wide show White-Richard with a 77 vote lead over Takiyah Perkins.

Previously, James Littleton had inspected the ballot boxes in the original Circuit Court Judge race held November 4th, but he did not file a contest before the 20 day deadline passed last Monday.

Littleton had come in third in the November 4th election, but since no candidate had obtained a majority of the vote as required by law, a run-off election had to be held November 25th between Perkins and White-Richard.

John Pittman Hey
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