Unless a lone affidavit voter shows up with a valid photo ID before next Tuesday, Glenn Bolin and Stephanie Bounds will draw straws to see who becomes Poplarville alderman.
In a special election runoff Tuesday, Bolin and Bounds each received 177 votes. But one voter showed up at the polls without a photo ID, as now required by law in Mississippi, and voted affidavit. That voter has five business days to bring in a valid ID, and could determine the election.
As I’ve said, despite the fact that those on the left hype the suppressive effects of voter id laws, in very close races i.d. laws could make a difference. There’s no better illustration than this small 177-177 election.