James H. Pilkinton 11/22/66 democratic Canidate fayetteville Arkansas
in- B. a mat assassination, Connally, the and hi Pilkinton Says Kelly's Count Not Official LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The official tabulation of votes from the Nov. 8 general election Arkansas is expected today but one candidate raised questions about the declaration of winners winners in races for state constitutional constitutional offices. James H. Pilkinton, Democratic Democratic candidate for lieutenan governor, raised questions about the declaration of winners winners in a letter he wrote Secretary of State Kelly Bryant. Pilfcinton trails hi* RepubB can opponent, Maurice (Foot- sie) Britt, in the unofficial tion returns. Pilkinton suggested that Bry ant ask the attorney general's office for an opinion before ant attempts "a canvass of votes for lieutenant governor.' Bryant indicated Monday that the final totals would be announced announced today following tabula tion of an absentee box from 3earcy County. It was the box not in but State Troopers accompanied a courier f Marshall to Little Rock with box late Monday. The counting of the absentee ballots in the box had been held up because of an election dispute. Pilkinton raised some point* in his letter indicating that may consider contesting the eleotion, though he did not he would. Pilkinton said state law provides provides that votes must be opened, canvassed and pub listed by the speaker of the House of Representatives durin ; the first week of the legislative He abo said that "a contest may be had thereafter and law seems to be that such contest shall be settled by joint vote of both houses of legislature. . . "