PENDER: Mississippi needs election and campaign reform, not baby steps.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 18th, 2016 at 4:22 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Commentary, Delbert Hosemann, Elections, Legislature, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Voter Fraud

Have I mentioned lately that Mississippi badly needs elections and campaign finance reform? I know I have — often — but it bears repeating. Again and again. And the issue came up again this week with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann launching the “Y’all Vote” voter information website. Hosemann certainly should be commended. But the […]

Secretary of State Hosemann Says MS Voting Computers Secure, Will Implement New Protections Anyway.

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 31st, 2016 at 12:46 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Delbert Hosemann, Elections, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Politics, Spending

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann tells Mississippi media outlets that the statewide voting computers are secure, but his office will add new protections to the system anyway. According to the report there were no indications of the costs of the new security features. “They’re not going to steal our election,” noted Hosemann. “All of our […]

Hosemann appeals judges ruling, continues fight to take families property.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 11th, 2015 at 8:25 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Delbert Hosemann, Ethics, Gulf Coast

The secretary of state’s office and a pair of coastal governments are challenging a 2012 decision by a Mississippi judge who denied the state’s claim to two parcels of property on East Beach in Ocean Springs. The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case on Feb. 10 in Jackson. Two families filed the […]

Hosemann's election reform panel favors a top-two primary, both party chairmen disagree.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 2nd, 2014 at 1:42 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Delbert Hosemann, Democrats, Elections, Politics, Republican

That Top-Two system is what peaked a majority of the panel’s interest. Essentially, it would list every candidate for office on one primary ballot and the top two vote getters would move on to the general election regardless of party. Some members of the panel believe the Top-Two process would force candidates to focus on […]

State makes second land purchase on Cat Island.

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 2nd, 2013 at 7:08 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Delbert Hosemann, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, MS State Government, Spending

The State of Mississippi was able to acquire an additional 117 acres of Cat Island from a private landowner, adding to the 109 acres previously purchased by the Secretary of State from a private landowner in May of 2012. Both purchases were covered primarily by federal, grant and federal settlement funding dedicated to land purchases […]

Hosemann solicits final public comment on Voter ID regulations

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 27th, 2013 at 8:31 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Delbert Hosemann, Elections, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, MS State Government, Republican, State Ballot Initiative, Voter Fraud, Voter ID

With the dust settling from the Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, the Secretary of State’s Office is focusing on the implementation of the voter identification.  Implementation regulations were proposed on December 12, 2012 for public comment. “I intend to make the Voter ID regulations final in the […]

Supreme Court ruling clears the way for Voter ID in Mississippi.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 25th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Delbert Hosemann, Elections, Federal Government, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics, Republican, Voter Fraud, Voter ID

Mississippi voters could have to start showing photo identification at the polls by mid-2014. That’s according to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. He spoke Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that certain state and local governments no longer need federal approval to change election laws. Preclearance was required by the 1965 Voting Rights Act, […]

Hosemann says revenue generated from 16th Section land reaches record levels.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 24th, 2013 at 10:21 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Delbert Hosemann, Education, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics, Public Service, Republican, Revenue, Spending, Superintendents, Teachers

Revenue generated from 16th Section land across the State reached record levels in 2012 — approximately $89,223,643 — all of which goes directly to the education of our children. “This $89 million will help alleviate some of the financial headaches faced by our school districts today. In times of serious cutbacks and strict budgets, we […]

Secretary Hosemann says SCOTUS ruling on Arizona law not an issue with Mississippi Voter ID.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 18th, 2013 at 8:14 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Delbert Hosemann, Federal Government, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics, Republican, Voter Fraud, Voter ID

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s office on Monday said a U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down an Arizona law is not pertinent to Mississippi’s pending voter ID law. “Mississippi uses the federal form for voter registration developed by the (Election Assistance Commission) which does not require documentary proof of citizenship,” said Hosemann spokeswoman Pamela Weaver. […]

47 Mississippi cities miss Tuesday deadline to file election results with Secretary of State.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 15th, 2013 at 8:15 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Delbert Hosemann, Elections, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, MS State Government, Politics

A total of 47 Mississippi cities have not submitted their certified election results to the Secretary of State’s Office. The following cities have failed to timely file their 2013 General Election results with the Secretary of State’s office: Abbeville (Lafayette County) Baldwyn (Lee And Prentiss Counties) Belmont (Tishomingo County) Benoit (Bolivar County) Big Creek (Calhoun […]