Friday Morning Redistricting Notes
Just a couple quick notes on redistricting this morning:
** The NAACP got the lawsuits going suing just about everybody in the state of Mississippi over redistricting. Yall Politics has the filing and you can read it here. Among the charges, the NAACP states that “the Mississippi Senate has refused to concur in on account of race.”
This was the first (I imagine) lawsuit over redistricting so it got a lot of press, plus anything the NAACP does generally receives a good deal of press. We will have tons of lawsuits and likely will not cover them all or even notice they’ve been filed.
According to the Associated Press, the NAACP plans on offering there own maps in court which are different than the House and Senate plan.
** Billy McCoy is refusing to participate in conference and has said the issue is now a “very touchy legal matter.” He said he will release a statement in the next couple days.
** Yesterday afternoon, Phil Bryant announced the three members from the Senate side for conference (if we get there) are Terry Burton, Billy Hewes, and Chris McDaniel- three Republicans.