Mississippi voters are talking now, for good reasons, about the governor’s race. It’s the state’s most powerful position. The race features ideological opposites. The winner will hold considerable sway over the direction of Mississippi’s future. And it’s, frankly, the only statewide race that Democrats hold any shot at winning.
Mississippi’s little-known and usually irrelevant two-tiered system for electing its governor and other statewide officials may very well have been set up to ensure white political control.
Much of what’s included in the 1890 constitution, in which this two-tiered process was introduced, had that precise motivation in mind.
The holidays are coming. It’s in the air. While daytime temperatures still show summer is still fighting for its grip with the heat, once the sun goes down and before it comes back up, cooler temps are starting to appear.