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The 150th State House seat on hold

Dec 13, 2012 -- 1:12pm



The re-election for the 150th State House seat in the Bootheel will not take place next week.  Judge Hence Winchester ruled last Monday there will be a re-vote in the Campbell Rural and Campbell Ward-2 precincts to be held December 18th.  Republican Kent Hampton won the seat November 6th by 140 total votes over challenger Tom Todd.  But ballots were given from the nearby 152nd race to voters in the newly redrawn 150th, clouding the outcome.  New irregularities have surfaced this week after five voters in the Cotton Rural Precinct said they received the wrong ballot as well.  Therefore the election set for Tuesday is postponed and a new court hearing is pending.  Hampton’s attorney Russell Oliver tells KZIM KSIM he believes Todd is using these small errors to try to get a whole new election.  In order for the election result to change, Tom Todd will have to get 141 more votes than Hampton during the revote.  Todd has also now filed with the Missouri Supreme Court to get an entirely new election in the 150th.

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