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Wayne Self Appeals Election Contest Loss to Supreme Court

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 2:39 pm News Flash Archive

Former Leflore County Supervisor Wayne Self has appealed his election contest loss against Eric Mitchell for the District 4 Leflore County Supervisor position.

Last November, the incumbent Wayne Self was defeated by Eric Mitchell by a 16 vote margin. He had hoped to overturn Mitchell's victory and obtain a new election, but on February 25, 2020, Special Judge Jeff Weill ruled that he should not.

Mississippi election law requires that the election should be determined by which candidate won the greater number of lawfully cast and counted votes.

But instead, Judge Weill threw out all the absentee ballots cast in District 4, even though there were 100 absentee ballots among them that were lawfully cast and counted.

Mr. Self's appeal notice may be seen here:
Wayne Self Notice of Appeal.

Full video coverage of the election contest trial may be viewed here:
Self v. Mitchell Election Contest Proceedings.

It will take many months for the appeal to be completed. Meanwhile, Mr. Mitchell will continue to serve as District 4 supervisor.

John Pittman Hey
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