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WTOK – Special Assignment: Voting controversy, Part 1

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

 

WLBT – Governor Bryant declares State of Emergency in response to deadly storms

Governor Bryant declares State of Emergency in response to deadly stormsMississippi 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

 

SUNHERALD – New flights offered to Austin from Gulfport for less than $100