Initiative 42 backers drop ballot language lawsuit

In a news release Friday, the 42 for Better Schools Campaign said the decision was made to avoid a possible delay in absentee voting for Mississippi residents in the armed forces stationed away from home.

“Although this challenge would not have postponed absentee balloting that begins Saturday, claims to the contrary by state election officials gave us no choice but to withdraw the lawsuit,” said Jonathan Compretta and Michael Rejebian, co-campaign managers for 42 For Better Schools. “Our focus now is to educate voters on how to navigate the misleading ballot language that state officials have intentionally adopted to manipulate this election.”

Clarion Ledger