A Democrat who lost a primary in Pike and Walthall counties and a Republican who lost in the general election in Smith and Jasper counties are trying to have election results overturned so they can become Mississippi House members. Five-term Rep. David Myers said he is confident the House will dismiss arguments from Tasha Dillon, the primary opponent he defeated by 144 votes. “She’s acting as a sore loser,” Myers told The Associated Press by phone Tuesday. “I beat her fair and square — twice.”
Dillon also ran against Myers in 2011. Both are from McComb, and they ran in District 98 in Pike and Walthall counties. Certified results show Myers received 2,003 votes to Dillon’s 1,859 in the Aug. 4 primary. Myers was unopposed in the Nov. 3 general election.
Dillon could not immediately be reached Tuesday. She asked the state Democratic Party in August to overturn her loss, and party chairman Rickey Cole said Tuesday: “I didn’t see any merit in her challenge.”