Tag Archives: Mississippi

State Supreme Court Says NO to Chris McDaniel

via TPM McDaniel demanded “access to and full examination of all the original election materials,” including poll books. The Mississippi Attorney General and Harrison County Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker argued that a candidate’s right to review election records does not … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Chris McDaniel Puts $1,000 Bounty on Black Voters

Not content to merely file a lawsuit challenging the validity of black voters, the McDaniel campaign is now offering a reward if you can point out a black voter who voted for Thad Cochran. Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel’s (R) … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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‘True The Vote’ Joins Chris McDaniel, Says Black Votes Don’t Count

True The Vote, a sham organization dedicated to exposing non-existent voter fraud, has filed a lawsuit against Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and the Mississippi Republican Party, contending that the integrity of the vote has been compromised. “All we … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Chris McDaniel Continues His Witch Hunt for Black Voters

The clown show in Mississippi shows no signs of abating as Chris McDaniel and his supporters continue their witch hunt for black voters who (in their mind) don’t belong. Noel Fritsch, McDaniel’s press secretary, told the conservative Daily Caller in … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Running Embarrassment in Mississippi

State Senator Chris McDaniel (R-MS) is something of a running embarrassment for the Republican party. As we’ve discussed long before, McDaniel has dubious ties to the neo-Confederate white supremacist community. Mississippi Republican party chairman Joe Nosef has now asked McDaniel … Continue reading
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Mississippi Joins The “Religious Liberty” Crowd

The Mississippi House and Senate have approved a bill that would allow businesses to discriminate for religious reasons. The bill advanced by the state legislature is similar in nature to the bill passed by the Arizona legislature which Governor Jan … Continue reading
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Gov. Bryant Foresees Planetary Alignment, Won’t Expand Medicaid

There’s still a slim chance that Obamacare will be repealed (not really) so Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has no plans to participate in the expansion of Medicaid. BRYANT: “For us to enter into an expansion program would be a fool’s … Continue reading
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Voter ID Coming to North Carolina, Mississippi

In Mississippi, Voter ID starts today. JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act puts Mississippi on equal footing with every other state, and that … Continue reading
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Mississippi Legislators Are Very Serious People

Mississippi may have the highest obesity rate in the nation, but that won’t stop them from thumbing their nose at The Man and protecting their freedom to gorge themselves. A bill now on the governor’s desk would bar counties and … Continue reading
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Better Late Than Never?

The state of Mississippi apparently didn’t ratify the 13 Amendment until last month. The 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery, was ratified in 1865. Lawmakers in Mississippi, however, only got around to officially ratifying the amendment last month … Continue reading
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Mississippi Republicans’ Nullification Fantasy

Mississippi Republicans are pushing for the creation of a “Joint Legislative Committee on the Neutralization of Federal Law.” The bill, known as the Mississippi Balance of Powers Act, was authored by state Rep. Gary Chism (R), chairman of the House … Continue reading

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Worst Persons

The patrons of First Baptist Church in Crystal Springs, Mississippi are today’s worst persons for this. A predominately white church in Mississippi barred an African American couple from marrying and threatened to vote out their pastor if he officiated the … Continue reading

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Another Reason Why Voter ID Sucks

It’s the New Jim Crow law, and the Republicans are responsible for it. But then there’s this in Mississippi: State officials are running into problems with the new voter-identification law even before the federal government has approved or rejected it. … Continue reading

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Worst Person

Here’s Mississippi State Representative Bubba Carpenter (Take A Guess) discussing a new law in the state that effectively shuts down the last remaining abortion clinic in the state. They’re like, ‘Well, the poor pitiful women that can’t afford to go … Continue reading

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Worst Person in the World

I suspect this won’t be news to those who are living under the governorship of Phil Byrant, but for the rest of us the Mississippi governor has just revealed himself to be one of the worst persons in the world. … Continue reading

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Surprise!

Artist – Bill Day In other news, Mitch McConnell is pledging to withhold support from judicial nominees because Harry Reid hurt his feelings. You can follow the results of the Mississippi, Alabama, and Hawaii primary contests here.

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Birtherism is Still Alive

Alive and well. A new Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll of self-identified Republicans in Mississippi and Alabama reveals that a plurality believe President Obama is a secret-Muslim. As the Republican presidential candidates turn their sights on Mississippi and Alabama, where … Continue reading

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Doof Quote of the Day

Dear South, Mitt Romney thinks you’re stupid. Morning, y’all. I got started right this morning with a biscuit and some cheesy grits. -Mitt Romney in Mississippi I’m running for president, for Pete’s sake y’all. I’ve worn a garbage bag for … Continue reading

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