Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann appeared on SuperTalk’s Paul Gallo Show Tuesday morning where he expressed his disappointment over the Mississippi Legislature failing to pass the election reform package his office offered this session after two years of study. Hosemann said the reforms would make it easier for Mississippians to vote while holding those who seek to game the system accountable for their actions.
Hosemann noted that the election reforms passed both chambers yet when the campaign finance reforms were debated Legislators allowed the election reform bill to die. He expressed dismay over the lack of transparency and communication between his office and the Legislature during the 2016 session, something that hasn’t been an issue in previous sessions.
The Secretary told Gallo that he is asking Governor Phil Bryant to add the election reform package to a special session call.