The municipal election for Jackson Mississippi will be held for the Democratic Party runoff on the 21st. The mayoral runoff will no doubt be decisive. I am naturally allied to the candidacy of Chokwe Lumumba due to his progressive and grassroots approach to politics. I am a Green Party voter which means I like the bottom up philosophy, the distrust of large powerful interests, and emphasis on sustainable economic foundations.
The Hinds County Election Commission or the courts have split my precinct as a small part of the redistricting that routinely follows the census data. Who would care about that besides the lawmakers, the voter, likely candidates, United States Appeals court judges, United States Department of Justice, the major political parties, and the fourth estate? Its all worked out now though the State authorities did not have the specific details about my precinct. My precinct 16 had been combined with another small precinct (15), but the matter was skipped over or not understood properly by the State.
The map shows a slice of the easternmost part of Hinds County being added to the land mass known as Harper country.
Ms. Connie Cochran explained this all to me today over the phone and emailed the precinct maps that showed North State Street or US Highway 51 as the boundary line between the second and third congressional districts.
I thought the Delta had been losing population so they might put more urban Jackson in rather taking out. Bennie had been my man in Washington for so many years, but now its Gregg Harper. Mr. Harper is an up and coming young Republican who has earned his spurs and will now contend for the sixth most powerful spot in the house conference as secretary.
My polling box location at the Woodland Hills Baptist Church will have to add a few more poll workers and crowd a couple of more tables in the room. It should be interesting on Election Day from the precinct to the national tally.