GREENWOOD, Mississippi — A judge will hear arguments July 17 on a request from Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams to throw out a challenger's lawsuit over the results of the 2013 election.
Judge Henry Lackey initially rejected McAdams' motion in May. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports (http://bit.ly/1Hk5Hyb ) Lackey agreed this week to a hearing.
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.
McAdams argues 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, http://www.gwcommonwealth.com