Reeves files challenge to Miss. House race outcome

Published 5:19 pm Tuesday, November 20, 2007

State Rep. John Reeves filed a petition Monday challenging his defeat in the House District 71 race, which includes parts of Hinds and Rankin counties.

Reeves, a Republican, lost the Nov. 6 general election to Democratic challenger Adrienne Wooten.

Reeves is asking for a new election in four precincts where he says he may have lost votes because of poll worker errors.

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Wooten received 1,524 votes to Reeves’ 1,303.

Reeves has served in the state House of Representatives since 1984.