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Election winner mistakenly said opponent lived with a felon

April 5, 2019

FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — The winner of an election for city prosecutor in a southeast Missouri city admits she incorrectly said in a mailer sent two days before the vote that her opponent was living with a felon.

Julie McCarver was re-elected Tuesday as Farmington city prosecutor, defeating attorney Cira Duffe.

The Park Hills Daily Journal reports McCarver said in a Facebook post Friday that she had “rigorously investigated” and believed that Duffe lived with a felon. But she said she later discovered a person with a long criminal record had the same name as the man who lives with Duffe.

Duffe responded Friday that McCarver lied about another person having the same name, and in other information in the mailer. She says she’s taking the issue to the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel.

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Information from: Daily Journal, http://dailyjournalonline.com