Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell will become Mississippi’s newest congressman in January after winning Tuesday’s election for Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District.
The Mississippi Secretary of State’s website went down for several hours on Tuesday after succumbing to an Election Day cyber attack.
The Hinds County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 23-year old Delvin McLaurin in connection with seven acts of arson around Jackson early in the morning of Nov. 8. McLaurin is being transferred to the custody of the Jackson Police Department for questioning and has yet to be charged with a crime.
“Whether you vote for the candidate directly, or vote for the official who appoints them, you have the power. You must use it,” Body writes.
Mississippi voters are heading to the polls today to vote for U.S. House representatives in the state’s four congressional districts. The nationwide congressional midterm elections will determine whether Democrats retain control of Congress or if Republicans take one or both chambers.
“Politicization happens when candidates connected with deep pockets use hardline partisanship and, often, religion to incite fear about decisions affecting our children,” Becky Glover writes.