Mississippi court upholds Democratic primary ballot change

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Supreme Court is upholding its ruling that another candidate must be added to the March 8 Democratic presidential primary ballot.

However, the court said Friday in a 6-3 ruling that Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann doesn’t have to reissue already-sent absentee ballots to include Chicago businessman Willie Wilson’s name.

The ruling rejects Hosemann’s request that the court overturn its Thursday ruling, or at least allow him to resend absentee ballots including Wilson to military and other voters outside the country. Absentee voting started Jan. 23 for those voters.

Most counties vote electronically, but some use paper ballots that must be reprinted.

Other Democrats on the Mississippi ballot are Hillary Clinton, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders. The ballot was set before O’Malley dropped out.