‘Casualties of War’: Mississippi Voter Purge Bills, ‘Poll Tax’ Dead For 2021

Overhead photo of the MS Legislature chamber from May of 2020

The Mississippi Legislature’s efforts to introduce new purges of registered voters have run out of time in 2021, a casualty of a tighter session than 2020’s sprawling affair and, perhaps, a cross-chamber boxing match over the looming income-tax bill. Both of the key voter-purge bills died as the final committee deadline expired Wednesday night. Elections […]