Republicans win big, ‘personhood’ defeated

Attorney General Jim Hood is now the only Democrat holding statewide office as Republicans nearly ran the table in yesterday’s elections.

Voters also voted down Initiative 26 (“Personhood”), and voted for voter ID and eminent domain restriction.

As of 4:48 a.m., here was The Associated Press’ wrap-up of those elections:

• Governor (1,815 of 1,876 precincts — 97 percent) — Republican Phil Bryant, 500,899 (61 percent); Democrat Johnny DuPree, 319,708 (39 percent)

• Attorney General (1,815 of 1,876 precincts —97 percent) — Democrat Jim Hood (i), 491,026 (61 percent); Republican Steve Simpson, 317,207 (39 percent)

• Treasurer (1,815 of 1,876 precincts — 97 percent) — Republican Lynn Fitch, 472,390 (59 percent); Democrat Connie Moran, 306,466 (38 percent); Reform Party Shawn O’Hara, 24,174 (3 percent)

Agriculture Commissioner (1,815 of 1,876 precincts — 97 percent) — Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith, 456,373 (57 percent); Democrat Joel Gill, 321,621 (40 percent); Reform Party Cathy Toole, 19,534 (2 percent)

• Insurance Commissioner (1,815 of 1,876 precincts — 97 percent) — Republican Mike Chaney (i), 496,362 (62 percent); Democrat Louis Fondren, 276,300 (35 percent); Reform Party Barbara Washer, 26,687 (3 percent)

• Initiative 26 (definition of person at fertilization — “Personhood”) (1,803 of 1,876 precincts — 96 percent) — No, 464,443 (58 percent); Yes, 333,001 (42 percent)

Initiative 27 (voter identification) (1,803 of 1,876 precincts — 96 percent) — Yes, 495,800 (62 percent); No, 303,325 (38 percent)

• Initiative 31 (eminent domain restriction) (1,803 of 1,876 precincts — 96 percent) — Yes, 588,146 (73 percent); No, 215,499 (27 percent)

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