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BOBBY HARRISON: Hosemann could be wild card in scripted race for governor

Most believe the script – as least for the lead actors – already has been written for the 2019 statewide elections. Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves of Rankin County in suburban Jackson and Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood of Houston in Northeast Mississippi will be the lead candidates for their respective parties for the open gubernatorial seat. There could be ...

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Mississippi already shares some voter info with other states

Mississippi’s top elections official says he is consistent by sharing some voter information with other states while also telling a national group to “jump in the Gulf of Mexico” as it requests similar data. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann told The Associated Press on Friday that Mississippi has participated since at least 2009 in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program . Thirty ...

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Hosemann: ‘Mississippi’s elections are not rigged’

Mississippi’s secretary of state says absentee voting is disappointingly down from the last presidential election, and turnout might be below 50 percent. Delbert Hosemann also repeated many times during a news conference Tuesday that Mississippi’s elections are not rigged and cannot be hacked because voting machines don’t connect to the internet. In his words, “The Russians are not going to ...

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Firm to partially reimburse customers for investment losses

The Mississippi secretary of state says investment firm Morgan Stanley will return up to $4.2 million to partially reimburse customers who had “inordinate losses” because a portfolio manager allegedly used high-risk investments for people who hadn’t agreed to them. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says the firm agreed to resolve an investigation by the securities division of his office. In ...

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Analysis: Early voting could make you a liar in Mississippi

Mississippi lawmakers this year rejected a proposal to stop making liars of their fellow citizens, at least when it comes to early voting. Current state law allows any registered voter who is disabled or at least 65 years old to cast an absentee ballot before election day. Anyone else needs an excuse, such as being out of town on election ...

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State’s ‘Y’all’ website pulling visitors worldwide

By LYNN LOFTON  A website by the Secretary of State’s office to promote economic development in Mississippi has attracted a large number of visitors since its Sept. 30 launch. The site, www.YallBusiness.sos.ms.gov, brings together economic, census and consumer data into one comprehensive website. It also has a link on the main Secretary of State website. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann ...

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Mississippi Secretary of State fines Oxford House

JACKSON — The secretary of state’s office has ordered a Maryland-based organization that finds homes for recovering alcoholics and former drug addicts to stop soliciting donations in Mississippi. Oxford House Inc. is based in a Silver Spring, Maryland. It operates about 15 group homes in Mississippi. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the secretary of state’s office levied a $1,000 fine to ...

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Ex-movie maker returns to Jackson with plan for Internet TV network

By JACK WEATHERLY  Bob Schnitzer made a thriller film called “The Premonition” in Jackson in the mid-70s. Now he has returned to the capital, the scene of the movie intended to horrify, to set up an Internet streaming network whose intent is to heal. “Holistic” is the term Schnitzer uses for OTV, live and on-demand, which will emphasize “personal growth, ...

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Hosemann to launch crowd funding program

By JACK WEATHERLY  Crowd funding has been around for a few years. Sometimes it’s a shop that’s about to go under. Someone sends out the rallying cry and the money pours in, sometimes. And maybe there is a lasting benefit, maybe not. But the phenomenon has become more varied. And in some cases more sophisticated, with a longer-range perspective. By ...

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