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Metro certifies election results, candidates can challenge

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The official stamp of "certification" is on some of last week's election results. But that doesn't mean the fight is over in every race.

Metro certified the results of the election Friday afternoon, which paves the way for some possible challenges.

Two at-large candidates, Ken Jakes and Donna Crawford, are questioning the way the at-large votes were tallied. They believe that none of the candidates got enough votes and all should go to a runoff. Commissioners and Metro Legal disagree, though, and say their calculations are correct.

Also, Mary Carolyn Roberts appears to have narrowly lost the district 20 seat to incumbent Buddy Baker, but she is considering a challenge because some of the numbers aren't adding up.

She says several prisoners voted in the election.

Roberts says she isn't questioning their voting rights, but she is questioning their residency in the district and even in Nashville.

"The nine are not imprisoned in Davidson County and have never lived in Davidson County and weren't arrested in Davidson County," she said.

Now that the results have been certified, candidates have five days to challenge the election in chancery court.

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