Votes being tabulated in Mississippi

Published: Aug. 6, 2019 at 7:38 PM CDT
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Polls in Mississippi are closed and ballots are being tabulated in Democrat and Republican primaries for governor to county constable.

The primaries will narrow the list of candidates for statewide, regional, legislative and county offices.

In the Republican governor's primary, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves seeks to fend off opposition from former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. and state Rep. Robert Foster.

In the Democratic primary for governor, Attorney General Jim Hood is challenged by seven candidates, including Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith and retired Jackson State University administrator Velesha P. Williams.

Runoffs will be Aug. 27 in races where a candidate doesn't get a majority Tuesday. Winners advance to the Nov. 5 general election.

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