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Hattiesburg Voter Reaction to Mayoral Election Trial

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Hattiesburg voters weigh in on the ongoing mayoral election trial.

"I don't know what to think about it all," says Hattiesburg voter Emily Klein.

"With this whole court case situation I just want the truth to come to light - who is the mayor of Hattiesburg," says Hattiesburg voter Carlton Wade.

"I would like to see [Ware] come out as mayor," says Klein.

"They say numbers don't lie, so let them speak for themselves," says Wade.

"Even those one or two votes that could be different or could be fraudulent can make a huge impact and could've affected the outcome of the election," says Hattiesburg voter Mary Beth Wolverton.

"With DuPree being the first Hattiesburg mayor of African-American decent, if there's some tomfoolery going on I would hate for this to tarnish his legacy," says Wade.

"The more important issue is the future of Hattiesburg - not the future of Mr. Johnny DuPree or those that might oppose him or they oppose him - the future is Hattiesburg, Miss. and that's the bottom line," says Hattiesburg voter Earl Young.

"I just want who's ever best for the city to be in charge, and I think having this trial will help clear up some of the problems that were exposed in the election," says Wolverton.

"I think the best thing to come out of all this is to let us know that the system is not perfect, and we have areas that need to be improved upon," says Wade.

"We've got to let those issues get ironed out - you've got to let these things happen because that's going to make it better for Hattiesburg," says Young.

"Who is elected should really depend on who is the best candidate for the job," says Wolverton.

"I don't care if he's polka dotted - if he's going to bring jobs, if he's going to make the quality of living better - that's my candidate," says Wade.

"Ultimately the trial will be beneficial to the city," says Wolverton.

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