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Jones seeks invalidation of LSSD board election result

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When results from the Aug. 2 election were certified by the Wilson County Election Commission, Jones received 1,467 votes to Paytons 1,468.


The complaint says that based on a signed affidavit and statements of several qualified voters, the actual results of this election cannot be accurately determined.


Jones is seeking that the results be invalidated and that the election between himself and Payton be held again as part of the Nov. 6 election. If a new election is granted, the complaint also asks that Jones keep his seat on the LSSD board until that election is certified.


A week later, on Friday, Aug. 24, Timothy Davis, Paytons attorney, filed a motion to dismiss the case indicating Jones complaint did not plead either fraud or illegality in the election nor did the original complaint name the Wilson County Election Commission as a necessary party.


On Monday, Aug. 27, Tressler filed an amended complaint in which the plaintiff added the Election Commission as an additional Defendant.


A show cause hearing is to be held at 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 7, in Trousdale County before Chancellor C.K. Smith. The hearing will be in Trousdale County because Smith is scheduled to be in that county on that day.


The show cause order requires the Election Commission to show cause, if they have any, of why the (LSSD) board member electionshould be invalidated. The show cause order was served to the Election Commission on Monday.


Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted at phall@wilsonpost.com.

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