Hosemann Says No Delay in Runoffs

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A spokeswoman for Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Mississippi primary runoffs will take place Aug. 23 as scheduled.

Hosemann's office issued a news release late Tuesday afternoon
saying the state Democratic Party had failed to certify its results
from the Aug. 2 primaries. A short time later, the Democratic Party filed the certified numbers.

Pamela Weaver, spokeswoman for the secretary of state's office,
says Hosemann staffers worked after hours to prepare a ballot to
send to circuit clerks.

Clerks had already been allowing people to vote absentee since Saturday, and Weaver says those votes will count.

The secretary of state's office says parties had a Friday
deadline to file certified primary results. Republican director Tim
Saler says the GOP filed results for 81 counties Friday and one
Monday.


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