NAACP leader in Cincinnati re-elected

CINCINNATI (AP) — The leader of the NAACP in Cincinnati has been elected to a fourth term.

Christopher Smitherman defeated labor leader Robert Richardson Sr. for the two-year term. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/Tqtkul ) that no tallies were released, but that some 1,100 ballots were cast.

Smitherman is a Cincinnati city councilman first elected as branch president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 2006. He says the branch's membership has grown in that time from 400 members to more than 2,000.

The vote Tuesday had been postponed from Nov. 13 while the national organization looked into allegations of pre-election procedural problems.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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