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‘The American people deserve better’: Rep. Guest bashes Pelosi after she is reelected House Speaker

  Coroners react with concerns about Chief Medical Examiner’s administrative leave

  Mississippi lawmakers weigh in on state’s response to COVID-19

Fmr. Mississippi governor slams state representative who wanted to ‘succeed from the union'

Mississippi legislator announces bid for mayoral seat in Moss Point

  Projected Biden presidency could have big impact on immigrants in the Magnolia State

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  Thousands of absentee ballots still being counted in Hinds Co., three races at stake

Fmr. Mississippi politician signs letter calling on President Trump to accept election results

2020 Latest: International observers see no fraud in US vote

Former Pres. Jimmy Carter responds to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory

Miss. Republican leadership in Washington issue call for transparency in election count

Mississippi’s Washington Republicans support Trump’s efforts to contest election

ELECTION RESULTS: Where each race stands

Tuesday is Election Night across the United States, and we’re all watching closely as results begin to come in.

  Mississippi lawmakers weigh in on early voting discussions

Mississippi leaders discuss the option of adding in-person early voting for future elections.

Morgan Freeman ‘glad’ Mississippi is flying its new flag ‘proudly’

Morgan Freeman has given his approval of Mississippi’s new flag.

Gov. Reeves rebukes idea of early, mail-in voting in Mississippi: ‘Too much chaos’

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves shut down the idea of no-excuse early voting in a social media post Thursday.

  Stormy Daniels finds new career as paranormal investigator, teams with Mississippi ghost hunters

  Southern Miss students react to vote on new state flag

  Parents sue Simpson Co. School District over ban of daughter’s ‘Jesus Loves Me’ mask

Kanye West received over 3,000 votes in Mississippi on Election Day

Initiative 65 passes in Miss., clearing way for medical marijuana

New Miss. state flag design approved by voters

AP: Cindy Hyde-Smith retains Senate seat

Incumbent senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is the projected winner of the Mississippi Senate race, defeating challenger Mike Espy.

Miss. incumbents secure reelection in U.S. House

Steven Palazzo (R) ran unopposed securing the 4th Congressional District.

LeBron James endorses Democratic candidate Biden; President Trump’s supporters chant ‘LeBron James sucks’ at rally (video)

LeBron James officially endorsed Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 election in a Monday night social media post.

  Medical marijuana on today’s ballot

Mississippians will make the decision to include or not include medical marijuana in the state constitution.

MS Poor People’s Campaign to hold press conference in response to voter suppression

The Mississippi Poor People’s Campaign gathered on the steps of the State Capitol to demand official action on issues of voter suppression.

  Election commissioners spend the day making last minute preps ahead of Election Day

In less than 24 hours polls will open across Mississippi, ready for you to cast your ballot.

When it comes to national polls, Gov. Reeves advises to not be ‘overly optimistic’ or ‘dejected’

As of November 2, FiveThirtyEight gives Joe Biden an 89 in 100 chance of becoming the next president.

In video message, Oprah tells Black Mississippians: ‘You shame your family if you don’t vote'

The Kosciusko native was among several surprise virtual guests at the Mike Espy event.

  Absentee accepted at drop boxes through midnight

The deadline to get absentee ballots in the mail is November 3 in Mississippi.

Director Michael Moore says don’t believe the polls: ‘The Trump vote is always... undercounted’

Oscar-winning director Michael Moore is saying President Trump could be on the path to victory once again despite what the polls say.

  Physicians, state leaders continue their campaign against Initiative 65

Joined by physicians, state lawmakers and others held a press conference on Initiative 65 on the State Capitol steps Friday.

Rep. Guest hopes Trump will focus on economy in last days of campaign

Mississippi congressman Michael Guest hopes President Trump will focus on the nation’s pre-COVID economy as the presidential campaign comes to a close.

  Mayor Lumumba delivers virtual State of the City address focusing on progress, recent challenges

Mayor Lumumba is to deliver his yearly State of the City address Thursday evening at 6 p.m.

Hinds Co. warns of election-related phone scam

Hinds County Election Commission says phone scammers are making false claims about voting precincts.

  Senate hopeful Mike Espy launches ‘Get Out the Vote’ bus tour

The Espy camp will also make stops in Belzoni, Grenda, and Greenwood.

Hinds Co. announces precinct changes ahead of Tuesday’s election

Hinds County Election Commission announced several precinct changes ahead of Tuesday’s election.

Sen. Wicker accuses Big Tech of suppressing Conservative voices, cites Hunter Biden story

"Reasonable observers are left to wonder whether Big Tech firms are obstructing the flow of information..."

Miss. Sec. of State: 190,000 absentee ballots requested before Election Day

Secretary of State Michael Watson is discussing final preparations for Election Day.

Mississippi absentee voting continues to increase

Mississippi’s top elections official says absentee voting continues at a brisk pace.

Trump holds 25 point lead over Biden in Mississippi, latest poll shows

A new poll shows that President Trump holds a sizable lead over Joe Biden in Mississippi a week before Election Day.

Sen. Hyde-Smith: I don’t expect any Democrats to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett

Sen. Hyde-Smith said she does not expect any Democratic senator to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett this evening.

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

The number of people casting an early ballot in the presidential election now surpasses those who voted early during all of 2016.

Jeepers and boaters for President Trump rally ahead of Election Day

Fresh off of the final presidential debate of 2020, two groups supporting President Donald Trump gathered for a rally in South Mississippi.

Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway

The delays are a worrisome sign for voters who still have not returned their absentee ballots.

Gov. Reeves calls Biden’s pledge to transition from oil ‘catastrophic,’ urges followers to vote

Gov. Tate Reeves is attacking Joe Biden’s pledge to transition from the U.S. oil industry, calling it “catastrophic.”

  Canton city leaders ask for community cooperation in solving crimes

“We do not celebrate this violence, but we condemn acts of violence of this magnitude,” said Canton Mayor William Truly.

President Trump gives Sen. Hyde-Smith a Twitter shoutout, labels Espy a ‘corrupt politician’

President Trump gave a Twitter shoutout to Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Wednesday

Mike Espy announces endorsement from former President Barack Obama

Espy said he is honored to receive the endorsement from the former president.

  Magnolia aldermen extend mask mandate until January, rescind outdoor party and firework allowance

La Mariposa has now been open 14 years. In spite of plans to social distance, aldermen rescinded the owner's permit to hold her yearly anniversary party. She and others feel like it was a vindictive political move.

Trump campaign sends cease and desist letter after mailers state he supports Initiative 65

Initiative 65 proposes to amend the Mississippi constitution to allow qualified patients with medical conditions to use medical marijuana.

Espy victory would mean ‘Trump era is officially over,’ says Massachusetts senator

An Espy win on election night would signal that the “Trump era is officially over,” according to Senator Ed Markey.

Judge puts Wisconsin capacity limit order back into effect

Wisconsin last week set new daily records for positive coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations.

Republicans should be ‘nervous’ about Hyde-Smith/Espy senate race, warns state GOP member

Don’t count out Mike Espy’s run for the senate just yet warns Henry Barbour.

Same names, some new dynamics in US Senate contest

Mississippi’s 2020 U.S. Senate race has the same top candidates as in 2018 — Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith and challenger Mike Espy.

Diddy launches Black political party, claims country on the verge of a ‘race war’

Rap mogul Sean Combs, commonly known as “Diddy,” announced Friday that he is launching his own political party.

  Hyde-Smith: Debates for ‘losing candidates, reporters’

There’s still no planned debate between Mississippi U.S. Senate candidates Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) and Mike Espy (D).

Special Election Runoff results for Miss. Senate District 39

We are still awaiting results for Lincoln County and Walthall County.

Virginia voter registration portal restored after fiber cut caused outage

According to The Virginia Information Technology Agency, a fiber cut caused the voter registration portal to experience an outage.

58,000 absentee ballots have been received in Mississippi

The secretary of state’s office says more than 91,000 absentee ballots have been requested.

Rep. Thompson: Trump promotes right-wing extremism ‘every day he is in the White House’

In an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton, Rep. Thompson stated that President Trump promotes the ideology of right-wing extremists.

Residents of a Mason neighborhood aren’t happy with ‘expletive Trump’ sign

One person said the sign used to be on the ground but someone complained, so the homeowner put it on the roof so no one could touch it.

Miss. Legislature reappropriates more than $60M in Coronavirus Relief Funds

Mississippi was awarded a total of $1.25 billion in Coronavirus Relief Funds through the federal CARES Act.

Jackson businessman announces bid for Ward 2 City Council seat

James Paige announced his candidacy for Ward 2 City Councilman in Jackson to complete the term of Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr.

AP FACT CHECK: Claims from Pence and Harris VP debate

Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris tussled Wednesday in the first and only vice presidential debate before the Nov. 3 election, coming as the coronavirus sidelined President Donald Trump at the White House.

‘Red Sweater Guy’ Ken Bone shares thoughts on 2020 presidential race

He became an overnight sensation following his question during the second presidential debate of 2016 as an undecided voter, but Ken Bone is now sharing his thoughts on the 2020 race.

Poll: Most Americans think 2020 election is most important in their lifetime

The poll was conducted by surveying 6,547 adults.

FiveThirtyEight: Hyde-Smith has 93% chance of winning Senate race

The poll analysis website FiveThirtyEight is now giving Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith a 93 percent chance of winning in November.

  Absentee voting on the rise during pandemic

The deadline for absentee voting is October 31.

Biden aims to expand map as Trump recovers from coronavirus

The Democratic presidential nominee made his second trip to Florida in a little over two weeks on Monday.

Sample ballot: Here’s everything Mississippians will vote for in November

With November 3 nearing, all options on Mississippi’s ballots are finalized.

Gov. Reeves files appeal to court’s partial veto ruling

The Hinds County Chancery Court ruled against Governor Tate Reeves' partial veto of a House Bill earlier this year.

Rep. Thompson requests briefing from Secret Service after Trump’s Sunday afternoon ‘joyride’

Thompson has ordered a briefing from the Secret Service after what he dubbed President Trump’s “joyride” Sunday afternoon.

Delta looking into passenger complaint after Wicker caught not wearing mask on flight

Delta requires passengers to wear a mask on its flights except while eating.

  Poor People’s Campaign says Senate should focus on stimulus package, not Supreme Court nominee

The Poor People’s Campaign is calling Oct. 5 “Moral Monday” and say Senators are causing more families to hurt even more during the pandemic.

  ‘Let MS Vote’ voices concerns over vote for state flag measure

About 100 people spent their Saturday afternoon at Lum Cumbest Park, eager to enjoy the day, eat some hamburgers and voice their concerns over the upcoming vote for a new Mississippi state flag.

  GOP seeks to call off Senate work, but not Barrett hearings

Positive tests among lawmakers have raised fears of virus outbreak.

  Secretary of State outlines safe voting procedures for the 2020 General Election

Protective procedures are in place and polling places are gearing up to provide a safe environment for you to cast your ballot.

  Trump’s age, health woes raise his risk for COVID-19 illness

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, who also tested positive, “are both well at this time” and plan to remain at the White House while recovering and being closely monitored, according to a statement from his physician, Dr. Sean Conley.