Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

In Re-Do Election over Absentee Ballot Irregularities, Aldridge Defeats Hubbard

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

In Re-Do Election over Absentee Ballot Irregularities, Aldridge Defeats Hubbard

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In the city's second do-over election this year, Rasheen Aldridge on Tuesday defeated Rodney Hubbard Sr. in the race for Fifth Ward Democratic committeeman.

The pair initially faced off in the Aug. 2 Democratic primary, and Hubbard won 676-621. But last month, a judge ruled that irregularities involving absentee ballots were sufficient to cast doubt on the outcome of that election.

Aldridge, 22, had received more votes on Election Day, but Hubbard captured 70.6 percent of the 327 absentee ballots cast, giving him the victory for the party seat. Committeemen typically direct party activities, though they hold no public authority.

Hubbard is the patriarch of a north St. Louis political family whose members have held various elected offices over the years.

In another race with an issue of absentee ballots, Hubbard's wife, Penny, lost her race for a state House seat to Bruce Franks Jr. …

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