election 2020

Biden clears 270-vote mark as electors affirm his victory

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden has cleared the 270-vote mark needed to win the presidency with California’s 55 electoral votes. The voting milestone came late Monday when California electors affirmed Biden’s massive 5 million-vote win…

Biden’s transition gets green light

By ZEKE MILLER, DAVID EGGERT and COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - After weeks of delay, the federal government has recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election and given the green light for…

Georgia Secretary of State to certify election for Biden

By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia’s top elections official is expected to certify election results showing Joe Biden won the presidential election in the state. But Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger stumbled on this last step Friday,…

Jackson County District 5 Election Commissioner

In Jackson County, there was only one contested race this election cycle which was the contest for District 5 election commissioner. Republican Deborah Parker held a commanding lead last night, receiving 80% of the votes to Tamara…

Mississippians vote to legalize medical marijuana

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippians have voted in favor of legalizing medical marijuana, opting for the less restrictive of two proposals on this year’s ballot. Initiative 65 amends the Mississippi Constitution to allow the prescription by a doctor of up…

Cindy Hyde-Smith defeats Mike Espy

WASHINGTON (AP) —Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has been reelected in Mississippi, winning her first full term. In a repeat of a 2018 special election, Hyde-Smith defeated Democrat Mike Espy as she tied herself closely to President Donald Trump. Hyde-Smith is…

President Donald Trump wins Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump has won in Mississippi, with its six electoral votes. The state’s red voting history meant neither Trump nor former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned heavily in person in Mississippi, which went strongly for…

Voter turnout in Ocean Springs

District four residents are exercising their right to vote in Ocean Springs today. Throughout the day, several voters filed in and out of the Ryan Youth Center located on Pine Drive. Though not required, most of these…

Harrison County election preview

Harrison County voters are still lining up this evening to get their votes cast before polls close at 7 p.m. News 25’s Grant Chighizola is in Biloxi with a preview of races on the ballot in the…

Harrison County Republican Club hosting watch party

The Harrison County Republican Club is hosting their watch party tonight. It’s happening at 204 East Courthouse Road in Gulfport. The public is invited to attend and watch together as the local and national election results come in this evening.…

Medical Marijuana on the ballots in Mississippi

Mississippi will choose between two medical marijuana ballot questions today. Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A would both legalize medical marijuana, but with different approaches. Initiative 65 would allow a doctor to prescribe up to five ounces of…

Senate rematch as Hyde-Smith faces off against Espy

Democrat Mike Espy is trying to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi by labeling her “Confederate Cindy” and saying she’s out of touch with voters in a diverse state. If elected, he would be Mississippi’s…