Mississippi Elections-Lawsuit

Mississippi Elections-Lawsuit

FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York. A new federal lawsuit being filed Thursday, May 30 by three African American residents of Mississippi seeks to block what it calls the state’s racist method of electing the governor and other statewide officials. The lawsuit takes aim at Mississippi’s unique requirement that candidates for statewide office must win both a majority of the popular vote and at least 62 of the 122 state House of Representatives districts. Holder said a judge could order Mississippi to do what most states already do - “count all the votes and the person who gets the greatest number of votes wins.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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April 03, 2019 06:57:50 AM
May 30, 2019 02:55:52 PM
Seth Wenig
AP
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APRIL 3, 2019 FILE PHOTO
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Eric Holder, Jr.
Lawsuits, Legal proceedings, Law and order, General news, State legislature, State governments, Government and politics, State legislature, Legislature, State elections, Elections
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