Dixie Newman has officially been declared the winner by one vote in the Senate 50 District race over Scott Delano.
The Republican executive committee has certified the results of the August 6th primary. This comes after days of anticipation for the two candidates and voters.
Harrison County Circuit Clerk Connie Ladner told News 25 that Delano, his attorney, and one representative will be physically examining and counting the ballots from Election Day sometime next week.
Ladner says this election truly shows how important each and every vote is.
“All voters deserve to feel confident that our votes are accurately counted and protected. That’s what this particular process is about and we look forward to the outcome. We, along with the other election officials, have worked very hard and for three months have prepared for this election and right now we are actually prepping for the runoff election on August 27th.”