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It’s in your hands

We have choices to make on November 8.  Sure, the election for President is going to get the national headlines, and everyone who votes should choose wisely–even if you have to hold your nose to do it.  Mississippi has 6 electoral votes up for grabs that go to the candidate that wins the state’s popular vote–270 is needed to win.
In local races, all five Election Commissioner positions are up for grabs, and all five candidates are running unopposed–no decisions there.
The U. S. District 2 House Representative and the Mississippi Supreme Court District 1 (Central) Position 3 are the two other races with local ramifications.  We haven’t heard much from any of the candidates for the house seat, currently held by–and most likely to be retained by–an entrenched incumbent; thusly, the  Supreme Court race (Jim Kitchens, incumbent, vs. Kenny Griffis, challenger) is going to get the headlines.
So, you have some decisions to make before next Tuesday.  Go vote, but remember what Alexis de Tocqueville said: “In a democracy, the people get the government they deserve.”

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