MACON, Miss. (WTVA/Macon Beacon) -- A lawsuit challenging the results of the special election for superintendent of education in Noxubee County will go to court in August.
The Macon Beacon reports the August 20 date has been set to hear Roger Liddell's court challenge of some absentee ballots cast in the election.
Liddell lost the special election to Kevin Jones on April 3.
A judge ordered that election after Jones contested absentee ballots cast in his loss to Liddell in the Democratic Primary last August.
The Beacon reports Liddell claims Jones and his supporters illegally used absentee ballots to win the election.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has appointed Third District Circuit Court Judge Henry Lackey of Calhoun City to hear the latest challenge.