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Recount Of Mitchell Mayoral Votes Thursday
Updated December 8, 2015 7:54 AM
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(BEDFORD) - Lawrence County Clerk Myron Rainey says there will be a re-count of the Mitchell Mayoral race on Thursday.

According to Rainey, two attorneys; Dave Smith of Bedford, who is representing elected Mitchell Mayor John "JD" England and David Brooks, who is representing defeated former Mayor Dan Terrell; along with three members of the re-count commission will meet in Lawrence County Circuit Court Thursday morning at 9 a.m.

The public is invited to attend.

On the commission are Republican Paul Ford, Democrat Philip Tincher and a voting machine mechanic who has yet to be appointed. Monroe Circuit Court Judge E. Michael Hoff will oversee the proceedings.

England defeated former Republican Mayor Dan Terrell 499-495. Democrat Eugene "Pud" Terrell received 229 votes with William H. "Bill the Truck Driver" Conley receiving 8 votes.

At issue is Terrell's petition claiming that people who voted lived outside of did not live within the city limits. Terrell also claims a voting system malfunctioned, and that a deliberate act or series of actions occurred in one or all of the following precincts: Marion 1, Marion 2, Marion 3 and/or Marion 4.

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