Gubernatorial candidate remains on ballot - - Jackson, MS

Gubernatorial candidate remains on ballot

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By Jewell Hillery – bio | email

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -  A candidate for governor remains on the ballot after questions concerning his residency in Mississippi entered into the spotlight. The Mississippi Democratic Executive Committee agreed to keep gubernatorial candidate Bill Luckett on the November ballot.

Questions about Luckett's candidacy arose after the Associated Press got hold of documents that question whether Luckett has lived in Mississippi long enough to run for governor. The state constitution says candidates running for governor must live in the state five years leading up to election day. According to the A. P., documents they obtained, indicate that Luckett voted in Memphis in 2006, where he lived at the time. By the time the November election rolls around, that'll mark just over five years since Luckett voted in Tennessee. Luckett admits having owned property in Tennessee, but says he's fully aware of Mississippi's constitutional requirements.

"I guess that's the problem you have when you have multiple residences, I had a place to live in Memphis for a number of years, but I've been living in Mississippi since 1948.

The general election is on November 8th.

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