Election contest decision expected Wednesday

William B. Carroll

The Clay County Democratic Executive Committee heard evidence Monday morning in the election contest filed by current Clay County District 5 Supervisor Floyd McKee against challenger Joe Chandler, but took no action on Monday as the group needed additional time to investigate the allegations. Chandler defeated McKee 760 votes to 752 in the run-off election held on August 25. After hearing an hour of testimony, the DEC told both candidates that it would investigate the matter and issue its findings on Wednesday.