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The Halifax County Board of Elections Thursday dismissed a protest filed by an Enfield incumbent town commissioner who lost by two votes in the November 6 municipal election.

Board of Elections Director Kristin Scott said the board determined that two people who Bud Whitaker claimed voted out of their district did not vote at all.

Whitaker ended up losing the election to challenger Angela Williams Harper by a 79-77 margin.

Scott said there were two parts to the protest, one was a letter which the board dismissed based on the fact it was an improper submission because it was not included on the official protest form.

Whitaker did eventually submit the official protest form. “In the protest he indicated there were two voters who were registered to vote in the Enfield area in that district — Enfield Commissioner District A. He stated it was believed they may have voted. We went back and we noticed after doing research that they had not voted. Based on that the board dismissed the protest.”

Scott said Whitaker does have the option to file an appeal with the state board.