Georgia high court: Votes cast for dead candidate are void



ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s highest court ruled Monday that votes cast for a candidate who dies before Election Day are void. The Georgia Supreme Court’s unanimous opinion upheld a lower court ruling that said votes cast for a candidate who died three days before the June election for a seat on the Athens-Clarke County Commission were not valid. Jerry NeSmith, who died on June 6, got the most votes. The county elections board declared his opponent Jesse Houle commissioner-elect, relying on Georgia law and state Supreme Court precedent saying all votes for NeSmith were void because of his death.

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