GOP Candidate’s Loss by 1 Vote Prompts Calls for Whole New Election After Issue of Shady Count Raised

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A tight Louisiana election has now become an even more complex issue now that two people have been found to have voted twice in an election decided by one vote.

A runoff election for Caddo Parish sheriff was held on Saturday. After the polls closed, Republican John Nickerson was defeated by Democrat Henry Whitehorn by one vote out of about 43,000 votes cast, according to the Associated Press.

That led Nickerson to call for a recount.

Then came a complication as reported by the Shreveport-Bossier Advocate.

Caddo Parish Clerk of Court Mike Spence said two people voted twice in the sheriff’s race.

Spence said the two voters had their absentee ballots delivered Friday, but that both voters showed up in person on Saturday to cast ballots.

In spite of the absentee ballots being delivered, both voters were will on the voting rolls, he said.

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