Jim Crow still exists in 2019

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    And if you don't think so..

    How a Jim Crow law still shapes Mississippi’s elections
    By Ian Millhiser Oct 11, 2019


    Jim Hood is a political unicorn. A Democrat, Hood nonetheless has won four consecutive statewide elections in the blood-red state of Mississippi — all of them for attorney general. Now he hopes to add a new line to his resume. He’s the Democratic candidate for governor in next month’s election. And the polls suggest that he’s got a real fighting chance.

    But there’s a catch. Mississippi held a constitutional convention more than a century ago to, in the words of one former state governor and US senator, “eliminate the n****r from politics.” One still-remaining vestige of that convention is the unusual way the state conducts its statewide elections.

    For statewide positions other than US senator, Mississippi uses a system similar to the electoral college. It’s not enough for a candidate to simply win the statewide popular vote. Rather, they must win both a majority of the popular vote and win a majority of the state’s 122 state house districts. If no candidate clears both of these hurdles, the state house chooses the winner from the top two candidates.

    How a Jim Crow law still shapes Mississippi’s elections
     
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    It is only Jim Crow if it is a southern state. Democrats in some states still have similar rules for their primaries. It was why Hillary lost several states to Bernie but came out of them with the same or almost as many delegates as Bernie. It wasn't Jim Crowe when Hlidabeast was benefiting.
     
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    When my kids were younger I asked them if they wanted to go to Disneyworld or the Jim Crow museum.They said"Jim Crow museum dad".Good kids they are.
     
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    And if the democrat wins, let's be sure to complain for a very long time about how unfair it is.
     
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    Whoever wins, this law needs to be eliminated.
     
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    Bullshit.
     
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    Mississippi held a constitutional convention more than a century ago to, in the words of one former state governor and US senator, “eliminate the n****r from politics.”

    That's awful!!!

    What was the name and political party of that bastard?
     
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    Yawn! Both parties have supported it.
     
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    Why??
     

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