JACKSON, Miss.- Its been nearly two months since the election and Mississippi’s Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, said the 2016 presidential election turnout shows that Mississippi has come along way in racial relations.
“The United States Department of Justice sent out observers and monitors to 28 different states where they thought there might be racial discrimination,” said Hosemann Thursday at MEC Capitol Day. “Mississippi was not one of them.”
Hosmann elaborated that instead, monitors went to places like New York, Connecticut and Wisconsin.
The Secretary of State also praised the success of the states voter I.D. law.
“We turned a page in history this last time, our voter I.D. laws worked again,” Hosemann said. “And second of all we had no federal monitors in Mississippi.”
Overall, 65 percent of Mississippians voted in the November election, on par with previous elections according to Hosemann.