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Hinds County Board of Supervisors' President Sends Letter to Sheriff about Courthouse Incident

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HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - President of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors sent a letter to the sheriff asking for regular updates and a final report about the investigation concerning three people associated with the McDaniel Campaign who were found locked inside the courthouse Wednesday.

Board President Darrel McQuirter said in his letter "without the benefit of all the facts, we consider the events that have reportedly transpired in this past election process to be a potential breech in protocol".

The three people who found themselves locked inside the courthouse around 2 a.m. the morning after the election were Central Mississippi Tea Party Leader Janis Lane, Scott Brewster and Rob Chambers. The ballots from the primary election were kept inside the circuit clerk's office. They were found just outside the office, according to the sheriff's office.

Hinds County Republican Party Chairman Pete Perry says that he got a call from Lane around 2 a.m. saying she was locked inside. Perry says he didn't have a key, so he had to call a sheriff's deputy to come and get them out.

"This is a great concern for the board," McQuirter said in his letter. "Incidents such as these could compromise the integrity and validity of the hinds county election process tremendously."

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