Candidate to examine ballots in Yalobusha County sheriff's race

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Luther Folson will examine the ballots following an extremely close defeat.

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 5:04 PM

WATER VALLEY, Miss. (WTVA) - A sheriff’s candidate in Yalobusha County has challenged the outcome of the November general election.

With 2,569 votes, Mark Fulco defeated Luther Folson by two votes in the Nov. 5 general election, giving Fulco the sheriff’s position.

According to Deputy Circuit Clerk Vicki Caldwell, Folson submitted a written request to examine the ballots.

He will examine the ballots on Friday morning in the circuit clerk’s office.

Although there were six write-in votes and one voter ID vote, Caldwell said, it did not change the outcome of the race because they did not vote in the sheriff’s race.

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