Greenwood mayor asks judge to throw out challenger's lawsuit over 2013 election results


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GREENWOOD, Mississippi — Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams is asking a judge to throw out a challenger's lawsuit over the results of the 2013 election.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports ( ) that Judge Henry Lackey will hold a hearing on the motion in Friday at the Leflore County Courthouse.

McAdams, an independent, defeated Sheriel Perkins, a former mayor and Democratic challenger, in the June 4, 2013, general election by 206 votes.

Perkins wants the judge to declare her the winner or order a new election.

Perkins argues there were tainted votes, errors by election officials, vote-buying and racial discrimination.

Attorneys for McAdams argue that, even if the allegations of voter fraud and irregularities made by Perkins in her challenge were proved at trial, the results of the election would still stand.

Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth,

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