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Arkansas county corrects ballot typo on U.S. Senate candidate Bequette’s name

FILE - Former NFL football player Jake Bequette speaks to reporters at the Arkansas state...
FILE - Former NFL football player Jake Bequette speaks to reporters at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, after filing paperwork to run for the U.S. Senate. Bequette is challenging incumbent GOP Sen. John Boozman in the state's May primary. On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, Bequette filed a lawsuit after two counties incorrectly listed his first name as “Jack" on their ballots for this month's Republican primary election, with early voting already underway. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo, File)(Andrew DeMillo | AP)
Published: May. 14, 2022 at 10:52 AM CDT
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas county has corrected ballots that misidentified Senate hopeful Jake Bequette as “Jack.”

A judge on Friday declined to dismiss the lawsuit that Bequette filed against election officials over the errors on ballots in Craighead and Phillips counties. Judge Mackie Pierce said he considered the issue moot since Craighead County corrected the error Thursday and Phillips County was working to fix it.

Bequette is one of three candidates challenging Sen. John Boozman in the May 24 Republican primary. Early voting began Monday.

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