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Mississippi Senate race: Man dies at polling place, wife returns to cast vote

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Nov 28 2018 12:23 PM

A woman returned to cast her ballot Tuesday in Mississippi’s closely watched Senate race just hours after her husband died after collapsing at their pollling place.

According to the Associated Press, Emmitt Booth collapsed as he came through the door to vote at South McComb Baptist Church on Tuesday morning. Booth was at the polling place to vote in the U.S. Senate runoff between Democrat Mike Espy and eventual winner, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith.

Booth was taken to the hospital where he later died.

His wife, Marie Booth, returned later in the day to vote.


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