Bryant opposes return to federal election preclearance

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Tuesday that he’d fight any effort to make Mississippi return to a federal preclearance process for election changes.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder last week asked federal judges to make Texas continue seeking preclearance. Holder’s request came weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states with a history of racial discrimination no longer need federal approval to change their own voting laws or procedures.

Clarion Ledger
7/30/13