According to results posted by the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office today, Governor-elect Tate Reeves won 74 of Mississippi’s 122 House Districts.
Reeves won on election night with 51.91% of the vote to Hood’s 46.83% according to certified results from the Secretary of State released today.
Mississippi has a two part constitutional process to seat statewide elected officials. Candidates must win a majority of votes and win a majority of the State House districts. It’s been referred disparagingly as Mississippi’s “electoral junior college”. If the two tests are not satisfied, it becomes subject to a vote of House members.
This process was the subject of a federal lawsuit filed by and organization led by Obama Administration Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder called Mississippi’s election process “racist”.
Mississippi’s black population is 37.3%. Reeves share of the electoral vote was 61% and Hood’s was 39%.
The full results of the Secretary of State’s electoral tabulation is listed below for all eight statewide candidates