Aberdeen notary charged with voter fraud

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) – A brand new Ward 1 election will likely be held in Aberdeen after a court docket says it discovered proof of voting irregularities and fraud.

In keeping with licensed outcomes from the June 16, 2020, run-off election, Nicholas Holliday defeated Robert Devaull 177-140.

Arrest of Dallas Jones. Supply: Monroe County Sheriff’s Division

Devaull contested the outcomes, alleging voting irregularities.

Because of an investigation into the matter, the court docket says it discovered proof of improper dealing with of ballots; polling place and poll field irregularities; and fraud.

The decide acknowledged 138 ballots weren’t dealt with or processed accurately and mustn’t have been counted.

The court docket ordered a brand new main run-off election, the arrest of notary Dallas Jones, and ordered two people to pay fines collectively totaling $75.

Jones has since been arrested and charged with voter fraud.

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