JACKSON, Miss. – State Senator Chris McDaniel believes Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is trying to block his bill that would change the state’s open primary elections to closed primaries, requiring voters register their alliance to particular parties so they would only be able to vote for members of that party. This comes after McDaniel lost last year’s U.S. Senate race to Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran that McDaniel claims was elected by democrats.
McDaniel told a group of reporters Thursday that Reeves sent his bill to the Elections Committee and the Appropriations Committee, which requires the bill to go through two hoops instead of one before Tuesday in order to score debate on the Senate floor.