Friday, November 20, 2015
The Ties That Tie
Earlier today, Rep. Bo Eaton (D-Taylorsville) won the tie-breaker between him and his Republican challenger, Mark Tullos. Certified election results show each candidate receiving 5,489 votes. A document obtained by Cottonmouth shows that the results may be askew. A relative of Mr. Tullos - Mr. Jeffrey Tullos - has filed homestead exemption on property he owns in Rankin County. Yet, Jeffrey Tullos is voting in Smith County elections. So we have a situation where a voter voted in a county where he does not live. This would imply the type of ballot irregularities that Mark Tullos argued existed just this week; thus, the election was tied likely due to a voter improperly voting in favor of his brother, Mark Tullos.