- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - An unsuccessful candidate for a circuit judge post in the Mississippi Delta has filed a lawsuit challenging the results of the Nov. 25 runoff.

Takiyah Perkins, who lost the runoff by 77 votes to Carol White-Richard, filed the lawsuit Monday in Leflore County Circuit Court.

Perkins is an assistant district attorney. White-Richard is a Sunflower County public defender.

Both were vying to replace retiring Circuit Court Judge Betty Sanders on the Fourth Circuit bench comprised of portions of Leflore, Sunflower and Washington counties.

The final vote total showed WhiteRichard with 1,701 votes to 1,624 for Perkins.

In the lawsuit, The Greenwood Commonwealth reports (https://bit.ly/1AoKG0B ) that Perkins argues there were voting irregularities in all three counties.


Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth, https://www.gwcommonwealth.com

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