It was a tight race between Dixie Newman and Scott DeLano for Senate District 50. Newman pulled ahead to take the win by only one vote.
According to WLOX, comments were made by DeLano a day after the election in The Sun Herald newspaper expressing his surprise that she took the win after he had appeared to be the winner in the initial vote count. He called it “a magical thumb drive” that allegedly appeared and is what put Newman ahead.
The canvasing of the ballots for this election is set to begin on Wednesday.
In order to set the record straight Harrison County Circuit Clerk, Connie Ladner released a statement on the race. She told voters on Monday that her office could say with no doubt that “every citizen who lawfully voted, had their vote counted and it was verified.”
In an effort to be transparent this is what the remainder of the statement read: