Voters cast their ballots in special election

Mississippians took to the polls again today to vote in the special election in the U.S. Senate race.

On the ballot for that Senate seat, voters will see the face-off between Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy. It’s a groundbreaking election, Hyde-Smith has the chance to become the first woman elected to the Senate from Mississippi and Espy could be the first black man elected to the Senate in the state since Reconstruction.

Harrison County resident Elizabeth Saucier stopped by Lyman Community Center to cast her ballot and tells News 25 she is voting with the hopes to see Mississippi move forward. “I’d like to see some growth. I know we have the potential and looking for some really good, positive change in Mississippi. I am voting for Espy so I am hoping to see a change more geared toward a better economy, toward education and infrastructure.”

Voting will close today at 7 p.m.

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