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Hosemann, staff trying to avoid problems with Justice over voter ID

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he’s trying to answer all questions that might come up as Mississippi seeks federal approval for its proposed voter ID law. Republican Hosemann tells The Associated Press he and his staff are reviewing documents related to the Justice Department’s rejection of voter ID laws in Texas and South Carolina. That includes filings ...

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Hosemann trying to determine how many lack ID for voting

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said yesterday he’s trying to determine how many people in Mississippi lack the type of photo identification that might eventually be needed for voting. In last November’s election, 62 percent of Mississippi voters approved a constitutional amendment that would require voters to show a driver’s license or other form of photo ID at ...

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Supervisors rethink request for special election

HERNANDO — DeSoto County supervisors are rethinking a request to Gov. Phil Bryant to schedule a vote to fill the balance of departing state Sen. Merle Flowers’ four-year term for Nov. 6. Supervisor Mark Gardner tells the Commercial Appeal some local residents were concerned about not having representation once Flowers, a Republican from Southaven, formally resigns. Gardner says supervisors meet ...

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