Posts Tagged ‘votes’

City leaders want vote on sale of alcohol

CORINTH — The City of Corinth will ask the Legislature to approve a city-only vote on the sale of alcoholic beverages. The Daily Corinthian reports the board of aldermen voted 5-1 yesterday to present a resolution to lawmakers now meeting in Jackson. But opponents argued the city is unfairly cutting Alcorn County residents out of […] [...]

Hosemann: New voter ID law is constitutional

by Associated Press Published: December 27,2011

Tags: elections, federal government, Politics, state government, state law, voter fraud, voter identification, voters, votes, Voting

JACKSON — Mississippi officials are confident the state’s new voter ID constitutional amendment will pass muster despite the Justice Department’s rejection of a similar South Carolina law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. “The Supreme Court has ruled that voter ID is constitutional and we believe that Mississippi’s plan for implementing voter […] [...]

Judge appointed to hear election-related lawsuit

by Associated Press Published: December 27,2011

Tags: courts, elections, judge, judicial, lawsuit, Politics, voters, votes, Voting

GREENVILLE — Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William L. Waller Jr. has appointed retired senior-status Judge Samac S. Richardson of Brandon to hear Greenville attorney Willie Griffin’s election-related lawsuit against Washington County Board of Supervisors District 2 Supervisor Mike Gordon. No hearing date has been set. The Delta Democrat Times reports Waller’s order developed because […] [...]

No objections filed to new congressional redistricting

by Associated Press Published: December 27,2011

Tags: census, courts, elections, lawsuit, Politics, redistricting, representation, voters, votes, Voting

JACKSON — No one filed objections to new congressional districts drawn by federal judges by a last Thursday deadline, which could clear the way for judges to ratify the districts following a Wednesday hearing. A three-judge panel released a plan this week to update Mississippi’s four congressional districts. Redistricting is necessary after every Census to […] [...]

Judges’ redistricting plan reduces number of split counties

JACKSON — Federal judges yesterday released a plan to update Mississippi’s four congressional districts, which decreases the number of split counties from eight to four, the secretary of state said. The judges say their plan preserves to core constituencies of each district. “Notwithstanding the movement or potential movement of 146,000 persons, we made as few […] [...]

Fight continues over congressional redistricting

by Associated Press Published: December 13,2011

Tags: census, courts, elections, federal government, Politics, redistricting, representation, state government, voters, votes, Voting

ADAMS COUNTY and WILKINSON COUNTY — Republicans and Democrats continue fighting over moving Adams and Wilkinson counties in southwest Mississippi from the 3rd Congressional District to the 2nd. That dispute looms large in the latest filings in the federal court case. Attorney General Jim Hood dropped remaining objections to a three-judge panel redrawing Mississippi’s congressional […] [...]

Congressmen confident court will produce acceptable redistricting plan

by Associated Press Published: November 28,2011

Tags: census, courts, elections, federal government, lawsuit, Politicians, Politics, redistrcting, representation, voters, votes, Voting

WASHINGTON — Mississippi’s four U.S. House members have expressed confidence that a federal court will produce a redistricting plan they can accept. The three Republicans and one Democrat said they did not object to a three-judge panel taking over the job of drawing new maps, as the state Republican Party had requested. The judges said […] [...]

State GOP votes Gunn as new House speaker

by Associated Press Published: November 15,2011

Tags: elections, lawmakers, legislators, Politics, state government, voters, votes, Voting

JACKSON — State GOP representatives voted yesterday to back Clinton lawyer Philip Gunn as their candidate for House speaker next year, putting him in line to become the first Republican to lead that chamber in 136 years. The newly elected representatives caucused at Brandon’s City Hall to choose a candidate. Republicans have pledged to unite […] [...]

Carlson will not seek re-election to Supreme Court

by Associated Press Published: November 15,2011

Tags: elections, judges, justices, law, Politics, retirement, state government, voters, votes, Voting

BATESVILLE — Mississippi Supreme Court Presiding Justice George C. Carlson Jr. of Batesville plans to retire at the end of his term in January 2013. He will complete the term, but will not seek reelection in November 2012. Justice Carlson, 65, will have completed 30 years of public service as a judge in January 2013, […] [...]

GOP candidates line up for House speakership

by Associated Press Published: November 11,2011

Tags: elections, lawmakers, legislators, Legislature, party leadership, political parties, Politics, state government, voters, votes, Voting

JACKSON — Five Republicans are seeking the speakership of the Mississippi House, anticipating a takeover of the chamber from the Democrats, who refuse to concede that they’ll lose control of the 122-member chamber. Rep. Tyrone Ellis, D-Starkville, who has served as majority leader, said yesterday by his party’s count, 118 races have been decided, with […] [...]

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