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Who funds campaigns? Mississippi eases into searchable info

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Mississippi is becoming the last state to allow electronic filing of campaign finance reports, a step toward easier public access to information about who is spending money to influence elections. The National Institute on Money in State Politics says all other states already had either mandatory or voluntary electronic filing of finance reports. Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann launched ...

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Republican surge toward supermajority in Mississippi House

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JACKSON — As election returns are finalized in the next few days, Republicans are within striking distance of a 74-vote supermajority in the state House. The GOP boosted their ranks to a solid 71 with three races remaining close early Wednesday, knocking off House Minority Leader Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto and Rep. Sherra Lane, D-Waynesboro. Rep. Bo Eaton, D-Taylorsville, teetered ...

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Most Miss. incumbents ahead of challengers in fundraising

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JACKSON — Most of Mississippi’s statewide elected officials are raising and spending more campaign cash than their challengers, according to finance reports filed before a Wednesday deadline. Three Republican incumbents — Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann — each reported more than $1 million cash on hand through May 31, far outpacing their ...

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Voter IDs issued to the public

Mississippi Voter ID cards are now being issued by Circuit Clerks across Mississippi. Mississippi Voter ID cards have been issued in approximately fifteen (15) counties. “We are pleased our Circuit Clerks were prepared to get an early start issuing free Mississippi Voter ID cards,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “This shows our outreach to educate Mississippians on the new ...

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Voters say yes to in-city liquor/wine sales

NEW ALBANY — Voters have approved the sale of liquor and wine within the New Albany city limits. Complete but unofficial returns show 57 percent of those voting approved the sale of liquor in Tuesday’s special election. State law allows county seats and towns of more than 5,000 people to vote separately from their surrounding counties on legalizing wine and ...

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WISEMAN: Barbour is right on Voting Rights Act

Here we go again. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is on stage once more. This time a case emanating from Shelby County, Ala., serves as the vehicle for challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. This section requires that any change in any aspect of voting procedures of a jurisdiction must be approved by the ...

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Governor sets special election to fill Senate seat

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has scheduled a special election for Jan. 15 to fill a vacancy in the state Senate. The qualifying deadline for candidates for the Senate District 16 election is Dec. 17. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes, runoff is Feb. 5. The winner will complete the expired term of Sen. Bennie Turner, a ...

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Congressional incumbents and Romney win in Miss.

JACKSON — Two years after booting two incumbents from the U.S. House, Mississippi voters chose stability in 2012 by re-electing all four current congressmen and returning Republican Roger Wicker to the U.S. Senate. The state on Tuesday also delivered all six of its presidential electoral votes to Republican Mitt Romney, as expected. Mississippi has voted Republican in every presidential election ...

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Report criticizes Mississippi on its security at the voting booths

Mississippi is one of the three lowest-ranked states in a national report that evaluates two parts of the electoral system — voting machines used by people who cast their ballots in person and long-distance voting methods used by military people or other Americans living overseas. The report was issued this past week by the Rutgers Law School Constitutional Litigation Clinic ...

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Republicans: Seven elected officials to switch to GOP

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Republican Party says at least seven local elected officials are switching to the GOP. State party spokesman Brett Kittredge says in response to a question from The Associated Press that the officials are from Leake, Jones and Newton counties. Party chairman Joe Nosef will announce the names of the new Republicans during a news conference ...

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