Justices side with Dillon in House 98 dispute

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 9th, 2017 at 6:51 am

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A Democratic primary candidate will get her day in court as she seeks to overturn the results of a 2015 southwest Mississippi state House election.

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled 8-1 on Thursday that Tasha Dillion should get to argue her challenge to the results of her House District 98 race against Democratic Rep. David Myers of McComb.

A judge previously declined to hear the case, claiming lack of jurisdiction. But the Supreme Court set a new precedent, clarifying that primary challenges should not be settled by the Legislature, but by party committees and courts.

Dillon claims that Myers intimidated voters and election officials mishandled ballots. The Enterprise-Journal reports both Myers and election officials deny wrongdoing.

Myers won the race 2,003 to 1,859. He didn’t face a Republican in the general election and won a fifth term representing parts of Pike and Walthall counties.