Nick Mackey celebrates a temporary election victory in 2007. In a Democratic Party special election to replace former Sheriff Jim Pendergraph, officials chose Mackey over longtime Chief Deputy Chipp Bailey. But the state party nullified the election after finding that many precincts had been improperly organized.
Nick Mackey celebrates a temporary election victory in 2007. In a Democratic Party special election to replace former Sheriff Jim Pendergraph, officials chose Mackey over longtime Chief Deputy Chipp Bailey. But the state party nullified the election after finding that many precincts had been improperly organized. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
Nick Mackey celebrates a temporary election victory in 2007. In a Democratic Party special election to replace former Sheriff Jim Pendergraph, officials chose Mackey over longtime Chief Deputy Chipp Bailey. But the state party nullified the election after finding that many precincts had been improperly organized. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

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