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RSS FeedsMississippi could drop Jim Crow-era statewide voting process
(World News USA)


4 july 2020 17:14:51

Mississippi could drop Jim Crow-era statewide voting process
(World News USA)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi just ditched its Confederate-themed state flag. Later this year, the state’s voters will decide whether to dump a statewide election process that dates to the Jim Crow era. Facing pressure from a lawsuit and the possibility of action from a federal judge, legislators are putting a state constitutional amendment on the ballot in November. The amendment would simplify elections for governor and other statewide officials by erasing an Electoral College-type provision from Mississippi’s 1890 constitution — one that was written to dilute Black voting power and maintain white control of state politics. Mississippi is the only state with such a...

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