Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Dec. 7, 2016

At 1:30 the Court will hear the election contest of Tasha Dillon v. David Myles.

The election at issue was the August 4, 2015 Democratic Primary for the Mississippi House District 98.  The Pike County Election Commission  on behalf of the Mississippi Democratic Executive Committee certified Myers as the winner of the primary by a vote of 2003 to 1859.  Dillon contested the results with the MDEC  based on various irregularities and observations, as well as the circuit clerk prohibiting a complete statutorily-provided examination of the balloting materials by Dillon and her representatives.    Pursuant to MCA § 23-15-927 “within ten (10) days after any contest or complaint has been filed with an executive committee” the challenger must file for judicial review which Dillon did. The Pike County Circuit Court dismissed the action finding that it  did not have jurisdiction because the Mississippi House of Representatives has exclusive jurisdiction.   Dillon appealed.

dillon-brief

david-myers-brief

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Watch the argument here.

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