Mississippi Voted Out Its Electoral College-Like Election Process

Mississippi Governor's Mansion

Mississippi voters decided to end the electoral college process and replace it with the requirement that a candidate get a majority of the votes cast or face a runoff election if nobody gets more than 50% of the vote. In other states, this process has its own racist history as a way to limit Blacks’ political power.

UM Accuses Ombudsman of ‘Raising False Alarms’ Over Whistleblower Investigation

The University of Mississippi is asking a Lafayette County chancery court to dismiss a lawsuit its ombudsman, Paul J. Caffera, filed in November seeking to bar school officials from obtaining information about visitors to his office amid an investigation into the ombudsman and a group of anti-racism whistleblowers at the school.