JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court is blocking a circuit judge’s order in a dispute over a vacancy in the state House.
Two people signed up to run in a Nov. 2 special election in District 29 in parts of Bolivar and Sunflower counties.
The seat came open when Democratic Rep. Abe Hudson resigned in late August.
Mississippi election commissioners ruled last month that one candidate failed to meet a residency requirement because he switched his voter registration to Lafayette County during college.
The candidate sued.
A circuit judge ruled Monday that both candidates should appear on a ballot.
The Supreme Court blocked that ruling.