Mid-Day Edition: Cooking the Books for a Crook
In the last report, the votes were listed as follows: Crider 146, Griffith 126, Walter 30 and 10 affidavit votes that have not been added to the total. The last time I spoke with Merlene Wall, I was told the votes would be certified on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. I spoke with the election attorney, Kim Turner, at the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office and she informed me that unless a candidate received a majority vote there would be a runoff election. Here’s another piece of information that’s questionable. It was reported that 314 people voted in the election. In order for Kent Crider to win a majority (50% + 1) he needed 158 votes. Let’s say that all 10 of the uncounted affidavit votes were for Kent Crider, that would give him 156 votes, Griffith 126 and Walters 30. Those 2 affidavit votes that were found torn in the trash would have given him the exact number of votes needed. I guess someone miscalculated. Interesting. I guess we will have to do like Miss Celie in The Color Purple, sit back and see what color the walls gonna be.