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Judge Tommy J. Smith of the State Court of Toombs County. (Courtesy photo) Judge Tommy J. Smith of the State Court of Toombs County. (Courtesy photo)

Voters in five counties cast 22,302 ballots in the June 9 election for a new superior court judge for the Middle Judicial Circuit, but the winner acknowledges the contest was only “the world’s most reliable poll.”

A spokesman for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told the Daily Report this week that, according to lawyers in the office, “the election should have been cancelled. As it stands, the election was a nullity.”

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Jonathan Ringel

Jonathan Ringel is managing editor of the Daily Report, the ALM newspaper in Atlanta. He can be reached at [email protected] Twitter: @jonathanringel

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