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New election for Choctaw Chief

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The Mississippi Choctaw Tribal Council voted Friday to hold a new election for tribal chief. Chief Beasley Denson was defeated by Phyliss J. Anderson.

The action came after an unidentified person filed an appeal from the June 14 election. The council says a new election must be held within 30 days.

The complaint says voters who were already in line were allowed to cast their votes after polls were set to close at 8 p.m. June 14. The election commission allowed the votes, but the Tribal Council overturned that decision and ordered the new election.

Denson and Anderson advanced from the June 14 election, then Anderson defeated Denson in Tuesday's runoff.

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