Jackson Election Day Roadblocks Questioned

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JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — An early election day fight in Jackson was settled on Twitter, not at the ballot box. During a morning press conference Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman question why the Jackson Police Department would be conducting police roadblocks in some areas of the city when people were trying to get to the polls during voting hours, noting that the state doesn’t even allow uniformed officers inside the precincts. In tweets a few hours later the City and Police Department announced that they had suspended all of what they referred to as “administrative checkpoints” for the day. Jackson’s mayor said that the roadblocks had been set up to combat speeding in areas that had seen numerous accidents.

 


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