WXXV – Local mayors endorse Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves for Governor
Our law gives felons convicted of certain crimes the right to vote but bans others from the polls ever again.
“There are 22 disenfranchising crimes,” Lauderdale County Circuit Clerk Donna Jill Johnson says.
If you’re convicted of one of these 22 crimes, you’re not allowed to vote. The crimes range from felony bad check writing to murder. Most felony crimes are on the disenfranchisement list, but not all of them. You can find a full list of those 22 crimes at the bottom of this story.
“When a drug dealer goes to Parchman, if he’s there for 10 years, he can vote while he’s there,” Rep. Greg Snowden says. “I just think that’s wrong.”
Wicker, Hyde-Smith support Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
Today I voted for the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.” I am disappointed my colleagues could not agree that all newborn children deserve support and care. My full statement ⤵️https://t.co/W31GOHo82W
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) February 25, 2019
Tonight I voted to protect life. I’m ready to keep fighting until the Senate can agree on this issue. #BornAlive
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) February 25, 2019
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has issued a State of Emergency for the counties affected by this weekend’s deadly storms.
In a section of the proclamation signed by Bryant on Monday, it reads, “In consideration of the health and safety of the residents and the protection of their property within the affected areas… all steps should be taken to protect people and property.”
One person was killed due to injuries sustained during the severe weather in Columbus, and at least 11 others received non-life threatening injuries.
Congressman Guest meets with Guatemala Ambassador
Guatemala is a strong friend to the US in the fight against drug trafficking. They have an excellent record of seizing drugs before they can be transported into the US & it was a pleasure to meet with Ambassador Manuel Espina to discuss continued cooperation between our countries pic.twitter.com/w4Fc0l1dkc
— Congressman Michael Guest (@RepMichaelGuest) February 25, 2019