The ink is barely dry on the 3 judge panel decision and there is already a back and forth on who won (Democrats of Republicans) over here at ROM we say that all of Mississippi won because right or wrong our Constitution stood strong and carried the day, the citizen legislators of Mississippi will have to come to a compromise on new districts and the courts and justice department will not be drawing our lines.
Congrats to all on the winning side.
Democrats Claim Victory
Republicans Claim Victory
Kingfish Claims Victory for Delbert Hosemann
STATEMENT OF TREASURER TATE REEVES
ON TODAY’S REDISTRICTING RULING
May 16, 2011
“The court made the proper ruling today and followed the Mississippi Constitution, which calls for redistricting to occur the year after census data is released. I applaud and congratulate Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann for his successful advocacy of the correct outcome in this matter. Today’s ruling is a victory for local election officials and voters who won’t have to be rushed into contending with new maps and district lines this year, only to have them change again next year.”
We all win.