"Hattiesburg Election: The Never-Ending Story Part II" by Jackblog | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

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Hattiesburg Election: The Never-Ending Story Part II

When it comes to who has been elected mayor of Hattiesburg, the votes are in, but the results are not. After failing to find a clear winner in the first go-round in June, the Hub City is trying again - and failing miserably.

Absentee ballot counting continues late Wednesday afternoon following Tuesday's special election, which was monitored by representatives from the Department of Justice and Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's office.

The good news is that Hattiesburg isn't alone in its futility. Apparently the whole world is following along, as #haelex is currently the third-highest trending topic on Twitter.

Challenger Dave Ware, an independent, led incumbent Democrat and former gubernatorial candidate Johnny Dupree by 32 votes when the absentee counting began this morning. Political cartoonist Marshall Ramsey has already chimed in.

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