St. Louis, MO (KMOX) Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay is asking the U-S attorney general to intervene with court and election proceedings in the 78th District State Representative race.

A judge recently threw out the results from the August 2nd Democratic primary involving incumbent Penny Hubbard and challenger Bruce Franks.

There were technical problems involving absentee ballots.

Congressman Clay, a Democrat from Saint Louis, contends in a letter sent to attorney general Loretta Lynch, that the federal Voting Rights Act has been violated.

He says many of his constituents would be disenfranchised and there’s not sufficient time for absentee voting before this Friday’s (September 16th ) special election.

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