State, ex rel. Ben R. Stuart v. Hugh G. Marshall and Hugh G. Marshall v. State, ex rel. Ben R. Stuart

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State, ex rel. Ben R. Stuart v. Hugh G. Marshall and Hugh G. Marshall v. State, ex rel. Ben R. Stuart
Case Date: 
1936
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Contested Election

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
38
Notes / Description: 

Stuart, Marshall (incumbent) & Hugh A. Lane ran for county sheriff; Marshall narrowly won. Lane contested the election on grounds of fraud; Stuart was not involved in Lane's suit against Marshall. Later, Lane & Marshall admitted to election fraud, so Stuart brought a suit averring that the public interest had been aggrieved. Voting irregularities included persons being able to vote 2x-3x for Marshall, and Lane votes being counted as Marshall votes. 900+ illegal votes alleged.