“Appeals court upholds decision to toss results of 2014 Magoffin County judge-executive election”


The three-judge appeals panel did not agree with all of Preston’s conclusions, but the majority ruled that there was clearly enough evidence of improprieties to justify his decision to set aside the election.

“We are not sure which candidate won the election, but we know who lost: the voters of Magoffin County, who were entitled to confidence in the fairness and integrity of their election,” the ruling said.

Judges Irv Maze and Debra Lambert agreed to uphold tossing out the election. Judge Kelly Thompson dissented, arguing there was not sufficient evidence to vacate the results.

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