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Nissan workers reject effort by UAW to organize plant

Workers at the Nissan assembly plant in Canton have rejected union representation, adding to decades of futility by United Auto Workers organizers at foreign-owned auto plants in the South. A spokeswoman for Nissan Motor Co. said late Friday that the union lost a pivotal vote by 3,700 eligible workers. Nissan says the final vote total was 2,244 to 1,307. The ...

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Trump gets all 6 electoral votes in Mississippi

Republican Donald Trump has received all six of Mississippi’s votes in the Electoral College after winning the state by a strong margin in November. Electors met Monday at state capitols across the nation to formally elect the next president. In Mississippi, they gathered in a small committee room that was standing-room-only. Some spectators who wanted to get in to watch ...

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DAVID DALLAS: Granny’s voting odyssey

Tuesday was election day. As a result, Donald J. Trump is the next President of our United States. Many people thought we’d elect a woman to be our next President, but we didn’t. No judgment: it’s all a part of the American experiment. My grandmother is 96. She was born in 1920, the year women in this country were given ...

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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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Mississippi seeing low-key congressional campaigns

Mississippi’s U.S. House races are low-key, with all four incumbents enjoying comfortable fundraising leads over their challengers. ____ 1st DISTRICT Republican Rep. Trent Kelly won a June 2015 special election to fill the unexpired term of Republican Alan Nunnelee, who died earlier that year. Kelly, of Saltillo, is a former district attorney. He defeated one opponent in the GOP primary ...

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Hosemann says Mississippi election systems are secure

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Thursday he is taking “every possible precaution” to protect Mississippi’s election system from hacking or other security risks. Circuit clerks and elections officials in several counties also said in interviews that they’re working on security ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Republican Hosemann said his staff conducts daily monitoring of the Statewide Elections Management ...

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Hood, Reeves could headline 2019 governor’s race

The closing weeks of June have brought the first previews of what could be Mississippi’s 2019 race for governor — Jim Hood versus Tate Reeves. At this time last year, Phil Bryant was cruising toward re-election, while truck driver Robert Gray was still six weeks from shocking the world by winning the Democratic primary without even voting for himself. Bryant, ...

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Trump, Cruz to campaign in Mississippi on eve of primaries

Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were scheduled to appear in Mississippi before its presidential primaries, but the state has received relatively little attention this campaign season. Trump was scheduled to speak Monday evening in the Jackson suburb of Madison, ahead of the Tuesday primaries. It was to be Trump’s second appearance in Mississippi since early January, when several thousand ...

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Hosemann proposes updates for Mississippi election laws

  JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is asking legislators to update Mississippi’s election laws, including allowing online voter registration. Republican Hosemann unveiled his proposals Tuesday. He wants to allow people to vote at county courthouses 21 days before any election. Current law allows limited reasons for voting early by absentee ballot, and Hosemann says some voters are being ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Pick candidates willing to hear “serious people”

He is not a serious person,” said Zbigniew Brzezinski.                                                                                                                               Who was he speaking of — Vladimir Putin, Benjamin Netanyahu, or Donald Trump?   Brzezinski is a serious person. The former advisor to Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter and international relations realist played key roles in major international events such as the normalization of relations with China, the second Strategic Arms ...

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