A circuit judge ruled Tuesday that Rep. David Myers can keep his seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives, dismissing a 3-year-old challenge from the August 2015 primary on the grounds that the challenger had not proved voters had been disenfranchised. 

Tasha Dillon ran against Myers, D-McComb, who has been in office since 1996. Over the course of two days of testimony, she produced nearly a dozen witnesses who alleged illegal electioneering and other voting irregularities. However, Judge James Bell ruled in a directed verdict that there was insufficient evidence coming from a review of ballot boxes to warrant overturning the results of the primary and ordering a new election. 

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