Willis added to ballot, some still listed not in the running

Published 7:00 am Thursday, March 3, 2016

A new name has been added to the Democratic ballot for the March 8 Presidential primary.
According to a release from the Secretary of State’s office, the order to add Willie Wilson of Chicago to the Democratic ballot was issued by the Mississippi Supreme Court on Feb. 25. The next day the Secretary of State’s office appealed the decision because it restricted voting by military and other American citizens stationed overseas.
The decision was revised by the Supreme Court to include citizens overseas, so now Wilson’s name is on the ballot. His name will still be absent from absentee ballots within each county.
According to the release, the oversight was the fault of the Mississippi Democratic Party.
As a result, all American voters living overseas will receive another absentee ballot. If that voter has already sent in a ballot, they can vote again and the first ballot will be replaced, or they can do nothing and the first ballot will be counted. The new ballots need to be postmarked by Tuesday March 8, 2016 and received by the voter’s Circuit Clerk by 5 p.m. March 17.
Candidates currently listed on the Republican ticket for President of the United States are Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, John R. Kasich, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum and Donald J. Trump.
Only five are still in the running. They include Carson, Cruz, Kasich, Rubio and Trump.
The Democratic ticket currently lists Hillary Clinton, Roque “Rocky” De la Fuente, Martin O’Malley, Willie Wilson and Bernie Sanders. O’Malley pulled out of the race earlier this month, but will still be listed on the ballot.

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