New election ordered in close Mo. House race

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.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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