MISSISSIPPI 6 Electoral Votes 
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Population 
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
Total Resident Population, July 1, 2019 est.                  2,976,149
Mississippi has: 82 counties 
Largest counties: Hinds, Harrison, De Soto, Rankin, Jackson.
Largest cities: Jackson, Gulfport. 

Government
Governor: Tate Reeves (R) elected 2019.
State Legislature: Mississippi Legislature   House: 122 seats  Senate: 52 seats
Local:  Counties 2    NACO
U.S. House: 3R, 1D - 1. T.Kelly (R) | 2. B.Thompson (D) | 3. M.Guest (R) | 4. S.Palazzo (R).
U.S. Senate: Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) re-elected in 2014, Roger Wicker (R) re-elected in 2018. 
2020
U.S. Senate: U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) faces former congressman and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy (D) in a rematch of the 2018 special election runoff.
U.S. House: All four Members are seeking re-election.
Ballot Measures:
Ballot Measure 1/Initiative Measure 65 and Alternative Measure 65A would allow for medical marijuana (yes).  Ballot Measure 2 provides for runoff elections if a candidate for statewide office does not obtain a majority of the vote.  Ballot Measure 3 is the flag referendum.  On June 28, 2020 the legislature passed H.B. 1796 establishing a commission to redesign the flag; Gov. Reeves signed the bill into law on June 30.  The commission was charged with producing a design that "shall not include the design of the Confederate battle flag, but shall include the words 'In God We Trust.'  The proposed design, which must be approved by a majority of voters on Nov. 3, includes a magnolia flower surrounded by a ring of stars. 

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The Magnolia State
General Election -- Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 5, 2020.

On the ballot
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Biden/Harris (Dem.)


Trump/Pence (Rep.)


Blankenship/Mohr (Const.)


Carroll/Patel (AmSol.)


Collins/Parker (Ind.)


Hawkins/Walker (Grn.)


Jorgensen/Cohen (Lib.)


Pierce/Ballard (Ind.)


West/Tidball (Ind.)



Ballot Access
Overview: Mississippi's six electoral votes should remain solidly in the Republican column; the last time a Democrat won was Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Presidential Primary -- Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Democrats
Biden 222,160 (80.96%), Sanders 40,657 (14.82%)... Total 274,391.  details

41 Delegates: 23 District, 8 At-Large, 5 PLEO and 5 Unpledged

Republicans
Trump 241,985 (98.62%), Weld 2,311 (0.94%), De La Fuente 1,085 (0.44%).  Total: 245,381.


General Election Winners in Mississippi, 1992-2016
1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016
Bush
49.68%
Dole
49.21%
Bush
57.62%
Bush
59.45%
McCain
56.18%
Romney
55.29%
Trump
57.94%
  and the details...

General Election -- Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Voting Eligible Population*: 2,176,312.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 53.3%.


Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 8, 2016 at 12 p.m..

Official Results >

 
Clinton/Kaine (Dem.)
485,131
(40.11)
Trump/Pence (Rep.)
700,814
(57.94)
Castle/Bradley (Const.)
3,987
(0.33)
De La Fuente/Steinberg (AmD)
644
(0.05)
Hedges/Boyes (Prohib.)
715
(0.06)
Johnson/Weld (Lib.)
14,435
(1.19)
Stein/Baraka (Grn.)
3,731
(0.31)
Total........1,209,357

Overview: Trump-Pence carried Mississippi with 57.94-percent of the vote, or a plurality of  215,683 votes (17.83 percentage points), within the range for Republican presidential tickets since 2000.  There were a few visits.  Donald Trump did a fundraiser and rally in Jackson on Aug. 24; and Donald Trump Jr. visited and spoke at the Neshoba County Fair on July 26.  Jill Stein held a town hall with Ole Miss students at The Lyric Theatre in Oxford on Oct. 3, and running mate Ajamu Baraka delivered a seminar at Jackson State University College of Liberal Arts in Jackson on Oct. 26.
Clinton  |  Trump
BALLOT [PDF]
 
General Election -- Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voting Eligible Population*: 2,166.825.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 59.3%.


Voter Registration Deadline: October 6, 2012.

Official Results >

 
Obama/Biden (Dem.)
562,949
(43.79)
+Romney/Ryan (Rep.) 710,746
(55.29)
Goode/Clymer (Const.)
2,609
(0.20)
Johnson/Gray (Lib.)
6,676
(0.52)
Stein/Honkala (Grn.)
1,588
(0.12)
Washer/Toole (Ref.)
1,016
(0.08)
Total........1,285,584

2012 Overview
As expected, Romney-Ryan  won Mississippi's six electoral votes without difficulty, gaining a plurality of 147,797 votes (11.50 percentage points).  The only visit by a principal during the fall campaign was Mitt Romney's fundraiser in Jackson on July 16.
Obama  | 
(Romney)
BALLOT [PDF]

General Election -- Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Voting Eligible Population*: 2,114,108.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 61.0%.



                           Official Results >


+McCain-Palin (Rep.)
724,597
(56.18)
Obama-Biden (DFL)
554,662
(43.00)
Baldwin/Castle (Const.)
2,551
(0.20)
Barr/Root (Lib.) 2,529
(0.20)
McKinney/Clemente (Grn.)
1,034
(0.08)
Nader/Gonzalez (Ind.)
4,011
(0.31)
Weill/McEnulty (Ref.)
481
(0.04)
Total........1,289,865


2008 Overview
McCain-Palin won Mississippi with a plurality of 169,935 votes (13.18 percentage points), carrying 53 counties to 29 for Obama.  The highlight of the campaign was the first presidential debate on Sept. 26 in the Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
Obama/Allies  |  McCain/Allies  |  Nader

General Election -- Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Voting Eligible Population*: 2,068,766.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 55.7%.
Peroutka/Baldwin (Const.)
1,759
(0.15)
Nader/Camejo (Ref.)
3,177
(0.28)
Kerry/Edwards (Dem.) 458,094 (39.67)
Harris/Trowe (Indep.) 1,268
(0.11)
Cobb/LaMarche (Grn)
1,073
(0.09)
+Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
684,981
(59.45)
Badnarik/Campagna (Lib.)
1,793
(0.16)
Total........1,152,145
 

2004 Overview
President Bush carried Mississippi with a solid plurality of 226,887 votes (19.78 percentage points), prevailing in 58 counties to 24 for Senator Kerry.  There was a smattering of campaigning.  Kerry made a stop on March 7, a couple of days before the primary.  Elizabeth Edwards attended a fundraiser at Schimmel's in Jackson on Sept. 27.  For the Republicans, Sen. Zell Miller (D-GA) did a fundraiser in Jackson on Oct. 11. 
General Election Details

General Election -- Tuesday, November 7, 2000
Voting Eligible Population: 2,024,650.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 49.1%.




Browne/Olivier (Lib.)
2,009
(0.20)
Buchanan/Foster (Ref.)
2,265
(0.23)
+Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
572,844
(57.62)
Gore/Lieberman (Dem.)
404,614
(40.70)
Hagelin/Goldhaber (NLP)
450
(0.05)
Harris/Trowe (Ind.)
613
(0.06)
Nader/LaDuke (Ind.)
8,122
(0.82)
Phillips/Frazier (Const.)
3,267
 (0.33)
Total........994,184

Overview
Bush easily won Mississippi's 7 electoral votes, gaining a plurality of 168,230 votes (16.92 percentage points).  He carried 57 counties to 25 for Gore.  Bush gained more than 60% of the vote in four of the state's five most populous counties (Harrison, Jackson, Rankin, De Soto).  Gore fared best in western counties, along the Mississippi River.  The only major fall visit occurred on Aug. 29 when Dick and Lynne Cheney did an airport arrival rally and a fundraiser in Jackson. 

1992 and 1996 General Elections

1992
Bush (Rep.)...........487,793 
(49.68)
Clinton (Dem.)........400,258
(40.77)
Perot (Ind.)..............85,626
(8.72)
Others (5)..................8,116
(0.83)
Total........981,793
1996
Dole (Rep.).............439,838
(49.21)
Clinton (Dem.)........394,022
(44.08)
Perot (Ind.)..............52,222 
(5.84)
Others (4)..................7,775
(0.87)
Total........893,857
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