Appeals court will not stop election

This morning, an appellate court upheld the decision, and the election will go on as planned.

ST. LOUIS - A special election in St. Louis will go on as planned.

Last month, a judge threw out the results of the 78th House District race and ordered a new election.

State representative Penny Hubbard beat Bruce Franks in the August 2 primary, but a circuit judge ruled the election board broke the law by accepting absentee ballots that weren't in sealed envelopes.

Hubbard's legal team appealed.

Tuesday morning, an appellate court upheld the ruling, saying there's enough evidence to warrant a new election. It will take place Friday.


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