Voters made quite a bit of history at the polls

All elections have consequences, but Tuesday’s had more than most.

For the first time ever, two women will simultaneously hold statewide elective office, doubling the number of women who have achieved such high rank in Mississippi politics.

For the first time since the post-Civil War era, one Republican has succeeded another as governor — and the Republican Party has claimed a majority in both chambers of the state Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction.

And in a remarkable shift in public sentiment, the Personhood Amendment fell victim to its perceived prohibitions.

Now, a bit of history.

Sun Herald
11/9/11