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Judge Dismisses Injunction To Halt Hattiesburg General Election

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A judge rules the Hattiesburg General Election is still set for tomorrow without removing anyone's name from the ballot.

Ward 1 Candidate J. C. Herrington filed a lawsuit against the city, the Election Commission and three candidates running for council seats on May 22.

He alleged that Petra Arnold-Wingo, Derrick Ware and  Kavaji Beverly did not meet the requirements to qualify as candidates, because some of the signatures on their petitions were signed by voters outside of their ward.

Judge David Strong ruled that the petitions submitted by the candidates  are legal. He said that according to the statue, signatures can come from any registered voter in the city.

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