Hattiesburg election review finds ballot problems

March 24, 2014 in News

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — A report by Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann found 10 percent of absentee ballots were incorrectly accepted or rejected in Hattiesburg’s special mayoral election in […]

Ballot review continues 3 months after Hattiesburg’s special mayoral election

December 26, 2013 in News

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Three months after Hattiesburg’s special election for mayor, Mississippi’s secretary of state is still going over copies of the applications, envelopes and absentee ballots from 10 […]

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann checking Hattiesburg mayor absentee votes

November 3, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is examining absentee ballots from Hattiesburg’s recent special election.

The review will not change the outcome of the election. Incumbent Democrat Johnny DuPree won a fourth term by 202 votes over challenger Dave Ware, after the initial vote was thrown out by Forrest County Circuit Judge William Coleman…

Still no final decision in Hattiesburg mayor rematch

September 25, 2013 in News, Top Stories

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Early returns show independent Dave Ware taking a very slim lead over Democratic incumbent Johnny DuPree in a special election for Hattiesburg mayor with absentee votes still uncounted.

The Hattiesburg American said Ware led 6,848 votes to 6,816 for DuPree with all 14 precincts reporting late Tuesday night. It said the race remained undecided with 1,055 absentee ballots to be counted…

Dave Ware outraising Johnny DuPree in Hattiesburg mayoral rematch

September 23, 2013 in News, Top Stories

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Challenger Dave Ware is raising more money than current Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree in their electoral rematch.

Ware has raised nearly $130,000, according to reports filed Tuesday. Dupree has raised $60,000.

That continues the funding edge independent candidate Ware had over the Democratic incumbent in the earlier election,…