DAILY JOURNAL: OUR OPINION: Don’t compromise free elections in Mississippi

Mississippi’s legislators, in the wake of 2014’s senatorial primary upheaval, will be asked during the 2015 session to consider election law reforms based on recommendations from a special statewide committee appointed Wednesday by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, the state’s chief elections officer….

…A federal court has said the intent provision is unenforceable, and we believe that judgment is correct. The current system works. People get to declare their preference in every party primary. Why do anything to restrict the ability to choose finally in the general election?

Tweak the law. Tweak the procedures as needed, but don’t try to bind voters’ consciences from one round of primary voting to the general election.

Daily Journal
9/11/14