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Secretary Watson takes issue with President Biden’s attack on Voter ID

By: Frank Corder - January 13, 2022

Mississippi’s chief elections official is seeking election integrity legislation in the 2022 session. Watch the interview to hear what’s in the works.

Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson joined Y’all Politics on Thursday for a discussion on voting, elections, and his office’s legislative agenda for 2022.

Watson took issue with President Joe Biden’s call for the U.S. Senate to change its rules to allow the passage of a “voting rights” bill that would undermine state run elections, Voter ID, and other safeguards.

The first term Secretary of State is advocating for strengthening election integrity in Mississippi. He is seeking legislation this year to require proof of citizenship in an effort to ensure legal U.S. and Mississippi citizens are voting here. In addition, Watson is seeking the authority for his office to perform post-election audits and to conduct voter role maintenance. He also wants lawmakers to take on challenging social media platforms and their ability to restrict candidates’ and elected officials’ voices.

Secretary Watson is continuing to “Tackle the Tape,” examining state regulations that hinder business growth and economic development. Watson says his office will be unveiling the next phase of this effort next week, calling it “29 by 29.”

Watch the full interview with Secretary Watson below.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father.