Posts Tagged ‘Voting’

Voters to decide whether hunting, fishing is constitutional right

JACKSON — Van Allen has been processing deer meat and selling gear to hunters and anglers for 20 years in Mississippi and other parts of the South. Like many outdoors enthusiasts, he thinks hunting and fishing are birthrights that ought to be constitutionally protected. “As far as I am concerned anything that protects first our […] [...]

Grand juries charge seven with election violations

HATTIESBURG — Twelfth Circuit Court District Attorney Patricia Burchell says Forrest County grand juries have charged seven people with misdemeanors in Hattiesburg’s two mayoral elections last year. Burchell tells WDAM-TV that she cannot say who was indicted because the people have not been served with the indictments. She said in a news release that she […] [...]

Secretary of State’s Office launches election text messaging service

JACKSON — The Secretary of State’s Office is making it easier for Mississippi voters to “Be Informed, Get Connected” leading up to the Nov. 4 general election. Mississippians can now text “MSVoter” to 95577 to receive text message updates and reminders from the agency regarding the election process. “We want our citizens to have access […] [...]

Hosemann’s report on crossover voting could hurt McDaniel’s challenge; group drops lawsuit

JACKSON — Fewer than 900 Mississippi voters might have cast a ballot in one party’s primary June 3 and then improperly crossed over to vote in other party’s runoff three weeks later, according to a new report by the state’s top elections official. That finding by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is significantly lower than […] [...]

Cochran’s team prepares for court in election dispute with McDaniel

JACKSON — Sen. Thad Cochran’s attorneys were preparing legal arguments trying to block a rival’s attempt to overturn the senator’s Republican primary victory. Cochran’s team faced a midnight yesterday deadline to file arguments with the Mississippi Supreme Court, and attorney Mark Garriga said the papers could be filed late in the day. The attorneys were […] [...]

McDaniel cites Gunn’s challenge in his attempt to overturn loss to Cochran

JACKSON — Unsuccessful tea party-backed candidate Chris McDaniel is invoking a big Mississippi political name as he tries to revive his challenge in a U.S. Senate race: state House Speaker Philip Gunn. McDaniel lost to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in the June 24 Republican primary. Now, the state senator from Jones County is asking the […] [...]

McDaniel files legal arguments as he looks to overturn Cochran loss

JACKSON — A defeated Senate candidate in Mississippi is arguing that a state court judge was wrong to dismiss his lawsuit that sought to overturn his Republican primary loss to incumbent Thad Cochran. Attorneys for the tea party-backed candidate, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, filed legal arguments with the Mississippi Supreme Court late yesterday, hours before […] [...]

Election panel meets in wake of McDaniel-Cochran dispute

JACKSON — A 51-person panel convened by Mississippi’s Secretary of State plans to examine possible changes to voting and elections practices. At its first meeting yesterday, the panel took up one of the most troublesome issues in the aftermath of the Republican primary fight between U.S. Sen Thad Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel: Who […] [...]

Hosemann responds to editorial criticizing voter ID law

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has released a statement in response to an article from a university educator who criticized Mississippi’s voter ID law. Hosemann wrote: “A recent editorial article by Alan Draper of St. Lawrence University is so misleading, inaccurate and an example of lazy journalism mixed with weakly guised prejudice, I […] [...]

Mississippi judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to overturn Sen. Cochran’s GOP primary win

JACKSON — A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran’s victory in a Republican primary runoff. Judge Hollis McGehee said state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost to Cochran in the June 24 runoff, failed to start the election challenge on time. McDaniel will announce next week whether he […] [...]

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