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ME 11/5/10 - Election Day 2019

Mississippi Edition for Tuesday, November 5, 2019:

Voters are at the polls this hour, in the process of selecting the next governor of Mississippi. We'll hear from both candidates from the campaign trail yesterday. And after a Mississippi StoryCorps, a conversation about polarity in Mississippi politics, and how it often boils down to the state's racist past.

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Segment 1:

Mississippians are at the polls today selecting a new Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and more. Every statewide seat, several state commissions and every seat in the legislature is on the ballot today.  At a campaign stop on the Gulf Coast yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence rallied hard for the Republican candidate for governor. In this segment, we hear from both major party candidates for the top job.

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Segment 2: StoryCorps Mississippi - Transracial family

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Segment 3: 

As Mississippians heads to the polls today, they'll be casting their ballots in one of the most competitive governor's races since 2003. Jackson State University Professor D'Andra Orey talked with MPB's Desare Frazier about the campaign, politics in Mississippi, and the connection with the state's racist past.

Before we leave you:

More than 1 point 9 million Mississippians are registered to vote in today's statewide election. MPB's Kobee Vance reports on what voters need to know as they head to the polls.

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