Video: Lawmakers Could Discuss Changes To The State’s Elections Process
JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) – After a contentious Republican primary for U.S. Senate, many people will be watching the legislature to see if there are any proposals to change Mississippi’s election system.
State Senator Chris McDaniel is Chairman of the elections committee. He’s also the same guy who lost to Senator Thad Cochran in a runoff.
During the campaign and appeals for a new election, McDaniel argued non-Republicans voted in the Republican primary.
Some Republican legislative leaders believe some changes to the state’s election system will be proposed at some point during the session, but it’s unclear what those changes might be.
“In terms of party registration, I don’t know if that has been proposed or not or if it’s going to be proposed. But if it is, we’ll certainly take a look at it and see what’s done in other states,” said Mississippi Lt. Governor Tate Reeves.
Mississippi currently has an open primary voting process.