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County clerk forced to destroy General Election ballots

Franklin County Clerk Betty Crane was forced to destroy approximately 8,700 ballots that had been printed for the Nov. 3 General Election.Franklin County Clerk Betty Crane was forced to destroy approximately 8,700 ballots that had been printed for the November 3 General Election.

Sheriff Ricky Jones, Ms. Crane, and members of her staff supervised the burning on Monday, September 21. To learn more about what precipitated this action, see the September 24 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.