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Second St. Louis redo election reverses outcome of city race

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Ferguson Commission member Rasheen Aldridge, Jr. makes his way to his seat at the start of the second meeting of the commission in St. Louis on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The second redo election of the year in St. Louis has reversed the outcome of the initial race.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Rasheen Aldridge defeated Rodney Hubbard Sr. on Tuesday in the race for Fifth Ward Democratic committeeman.

A judge ordered the do-over after finding that absentee ballots had been improperly cast. While Aldridge got more votes the day of the Aug. 2 election, Hubbard won on the basis of absentee ballots. Committeemen typically direct party activities but hold no public authority.

A redo also was ordered in an election involving Hubbard’s wife and questioned absentee ballots in a state House race. Penny Hubbard defeated fellow Democrat Bruce Franks in August, getting nearly 80 percent of the absentee ballots.

But Franks won the do-over election in September.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch