Bay St. Louis mayoral candidate to challenge election results

by WLOX Staff

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - Bay St. Louis Democrat Mike Weems says he will challenge the results of his May 19th runoff.  He told WLOX on Saturday that after analyzing the documents from that election, his camp noted enough voting irregularities to question whether he really lost.

Weems says he will contact the Democratic Executive committee on Monday and officially challenge the runoff. He lost the runoff to Les Fillingame by less than 40 votes.

Fillingame became mayor-elect of Bay St. Louis this week when he won the general election. However that victory could be thrown out, if Weems wins his challenge.

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