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Special election for New Madrid alderman yields same results

A mix up in ballots in New Madrid county could lead to a special election for Alderman Ward 2. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt/KFVS) A mix up in ballots in New Madrid county could lead to a special election for Alderman Ward 2. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt/KFVS)
NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A special election in New Madrid, Missouri turned up the same result as the first one.

A mix up in ballots led to a special election for Alderman Ward 2 in New Madrid on Tuesday, June 20.

In the April election, Nick White was declared the winner before the mistake was noticed.

His opponent and incumbent, Russell Riggs, filed a petition with the court for a new election.

According to New Madrid County Clerk Clement Cravens, White won with a vote of 131 to Riggs' 103 votes.

According to this petition filed in New Madrid County Court, 19 voters got the incorrect ballot for city alderman. There was a difference of 18 votes between the top two candidates.

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