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Voting machines for 78th District race set to be tested

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ST. LOUIS ( –The St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners will test voting machines on Tuesday that are set to be used in an election do-over.

The race is for the Missouri House seat in the 78th district. The testing is in preparation for a special election between incumbent Penny Hubbard and challenger Bruce Franks. It will be done at the board’s office in downtown St. Louis at 10 a.m.

However, the race could be decided in the courtroom. The Missouri court of appeals is hearing arguments from attorneys for Hubbard. Hubbard is hoping to reverse a circuit court ruling that called for Friday’s new election.

The board broke state law by accepting absentee ballots that were not in sealed envelopes, according to the circuit court ruling.

Hubbard won the primary by 90 votes, thanks in large part to dominating when it came to absentee ballots. Franks captured 53 percent of the votes on primary day.

Both sides have said that if things don’t go their way in the court of appeals they will continue the court battle.  

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