By Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

DEKALB, Miss. (AP) - A judge in eastern Mississippi says a Democratic primary that was decided by a single vote was conducted fairly.

WTOK-TV reports ( ) that Judge James Bell on Tuesday denied the losing candidate’s request for a new primary for a Kemper County supervisor’s seat.

Justin Creer received 314 votes to Judi Sullivan’s 313 in the primary runoff last August. He won the November general election and took office in January.

Sullivan filed a complaint saying the primary runoff was not conducted properly and suggesting some votes were counted twice.

Bell determined there was no evidence of miscounting. He says Creer won the runoff fairly.

Bell is a retired Hinds County judge. The state Supreme Court appointed him to hear the case because all Kemper County judges recused themselves.


Information from: WTOK-TV,

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