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Cooper-Stokes wants D.A. to investigate election fraud trial

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

One day after winning a special election to retain her seat on the Jackson city council, LaRita Cooper-Stokes is planning to ask the Hinds County District Attorney's office for an investigation into the election fraud trial. 

Cooper-Stokes will request that the D.A.'s office look into allegations of perjury by witnesses called to testify about voting irregularities during the February 28 special run-off election. 

Councilwoman Cooper-Stokes says statements made under oath in court are legally binding and witnesses who made false statements may be liable for perjury. 

Cooper-Stokes won 53 percent of the votes over challenger Joyce Jackson. 

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