LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe's office says he won't call a special election to fill the vacancy left by an east Arkansas lawmaker who resigned after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit election fraud.
Spokesman Matt DeCample said Thursday Beebe decided to not call a special election to fill the remainder of former Rep. Hudson Hallum's term after realizing the earliest a special vote could be held would be in December.
The Democratic lawmaker resigned this week after pleading guilty with his father and two campaign workers.
DeCample said Beebe didn't think it would be worth the expense of a special election to fill the District 54 seat for such a short period of time.
Hallum and the others said in court last week they participated in a conspiracy to bribe voters.
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