Willie Wilson Vs. Mississippi

Mississippi told to add 1 to Dem presidential primary ballot

Associated Press

 
 

JACKSON, Miss. -- The Mississippi Supreme Court is ordering that the name of a Chicago businessman be added to the ballot for the March 8 Democratic presidential primary.

The court on Thursday overturned the state Democratic Party's decision to reject a petition by Willie Wilson to be listed as a candidate. Justices also overturned a trial court judge's decision that had supported the party's decision.

It was not immediately clear how Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann will change a ballot less than two weeks before an election.

Most counties vote electronically, but some use paper ballots. Absentee voting started Jan. 23 for military and oversees voters.

Other Democrats on the Mississippi ballot are Hillary Clinton, Roque 'Rocky' De La Fuente, Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders. The ballot was set before O'Malley dropped out.

See the full decision here:

http://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO111514.pdf