How Mississippi’s Primary Could Affect The Voting Rights Act


Mississippi’s 2014 GOP primary face off ended in a victory of Sen. Thad Cochran over Sen. Chris McDaniel.

Support from black voters ensured Cochran’s defeat of McDaniel, but whether or not his win secures his support of the stalled Voting Rights Amendment Act is still uncertain, though the NAACP has since called on Cochran for an act of “reciprocity.”

Franita Tolson, professor of voting rights at Florida State University College of Law, and Myrna Perez, Deputy Director of the Democracy Program at The Brennan Center For Justice, talked with HuffPost Live about what Mississippi’s primary results could mean for black voters.

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