Mississippi House of Representatives

State lawmakers could choose the next governor because of a little-noticed 1890 provision designed to disenfranchise Black voters.
"The scheme has its basis in racism — an 1890 post-Reconstruction attempt to keep African Americans out of statewide office," said former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
The state's House speaker has already called for Rep. Douglas McLeod (R) to resign after he was arrested on a charge of drunkenly hitting his wife.
The GOP lawmaker came under fire for killing a bill that would have made it easier for abuse victims to divorce.
And although he will be entering a majority Republican branch, Anderson is more interested in bipartisanship. “I was going