ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - A new Ward 1 election will be held in Aberdeen after a court says it found evidence of voting irregularities and fraud.
According to certified results from the June 16, 2020, run-off election, Nicholas Holliday defeated Robert Devaull 177-140.
Arrest of Dallas Jones. Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Department
Devaull contested the results, alleging voting irregularities.
As a result of an investigation into the matter, the court says it found evidence of improper handling of ballots; polling place and ballot box irregularities; and fraud.
The judge stated 138 ballots were not handled or processed correctly and should not have been counted.
The court ordered a new primary run-off election, the arrest of notary Dallas Jones, and ordered two individuals to pay fines together totaling $75.
Jones has since been arrested and charged with voter fraud.