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Republicans win big, 'personhood' defeated

Attorney General Jim Hood is now the only Democrat holding statewide office as Republicans nearly ran the table in yesterday’s elections. Voters also voted down Initiative 26 (“Personhood”), and voted for voter ID and eminent domain restriction. As of 4:48 a.m., here was The Associated Press’ wrap-up of those elections: • Governor (1,815 of 1,876 precincts — 97 percent) — ...

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If Voter ID passes, state has 2 avenues for voting rights compliance review

Instead of seeking pre-clearance of the changes as mandated by the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, the state can seek approval of the changes from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mississippi’s distant history of infringing on voting rights makes it likely the U.S. Justice Department will have questions on just how the state ...

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