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State spending thousands to add candidate to primary ballot

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Mississippi's top elections official says the state is spending about $15,000 to follow a state Supreme Court order and add another Democratic candidate to the March 8 presidential primary ballot.
           
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Monday that counties could face additional costs totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.
           
Justices on Thursday ordered Hosemann to list Chicago businessman Willie Wilson on the primary ballot after the state Democratic Party had initially rejected Wilson's petition to run.
           
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.
           
Most counties vote electronically, but some use paper ballots. Absentee voting started Jan. 23 for military and overseas voters, who have received ballots without Wilson's name.

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