New election ordered in close Mo. House race
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County judge has ordered a new election on Sept. 24 for an error-marred state representative Democratic primary race.
House members Stacey Newman and Susan Carlson ran against each other in the Aug. 7 primary after redistricting put them both in the new 87th District that covers part of St. Louis County. Unofficial tallies showed Newman won by a single vote.
But the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners says 102 voters were given ballots for a different district. Officials are investigating how that happened.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/O0tkzh ) reports that Circuit Judge Michael T. Jamison ruled Monday that a new election is necessary.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com