Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hinds misses deadline for redistricting (Video).

Here is the video from the regular meeting of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors yesterday. Start watching at 7:00 when the Election Commission informs the board the county missed the deadline for moving voters. Mississippi law states voters can not be moved 60 days prior to an election. The supervisors are clearly shocked when they get the news. So sorry. Here is the video:



Here is the statute:

SEC. 23-15-285. Entry of boundaries and alterations thereto on minutes of board of supervisors; limit on number of voters within each precinct or ballot box.

The board of supervisors shall cause an entry to be made on the minutes of the board at some meeting, as early as convenient, defining the boundaries of the several supervisors districts and voting precincts in the county, and designating the voting place in each voting precinct; and as soon as practicable after any alteration shall have been made in any supervisors district or voting precinct, or any voting place changed, shall cause such alteration or change to be entered on the minutes of the board in such manner as to be easily understood; provided, however, that no voting precinct shall have more than five hundred (500) qualified electors residing in its boundaries and the board of supervisors of the various counties of this state shall as soon as practical after the effective date of this section, alter or change the boundaries of the various voting precincts to comply herewith and shall from time to time make such alterations or changes in the boundaries of voting precincts so that there shall never be more than five hundred (500) qualified electors within the boundaries of the various voting precincts of this state; provided further, this limitation shall not apply wherein voting precincts are so divided, alphabetically or otherwise, so as to have less than five hundred (500) qualified electors in any one (1) box within a voting precinct; provided, however, that the limitation of five hundred (500) qualified electors to the voting precinct shall not apply wherein voting machines are used at all elections held in any voting precinct; but no alteration of any supervisor's district or voting precinct shall take effect within two (2) months before an election to be held in the district or voting precinct. Provided, however, that, with the exception of county lines and municipal corporate limits, such altered boundaries shall conform to visible natural or artificial boundaries such as streets, highways, railroads, rivers, lakes, bayous or other obvious lines of demarcation.

By the way, Here is the JFP's coverage of the meeting yesterday. See any mention of this?











14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Like Tom Head is famous for saying you can't expect much from a free weekly entertainment paper.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me Mr. Kingfish of that old adage you get what you pay double for.

Anonymous said...

I have a better question: Don't these supervisors read the paper and/or watch the news? Two words: Madison County. That should've provided plenty of education on the subject of redistricting. Hell, I bet even Fisher knew about the Madison County fiasco all the way in Afghanistan.

Ask and ye shall receive said...

7:50 AM wrote: "Like Tom Head is famous for saying you can't expect much from a free weekly entertainment paper."

In Tom Head's own words:

But I think it's important to remember that the JFP is a small Fondren paper that focuses mainly on weekend entertainment events. Think Northside Sun, not Washington Post. Donna and Adam have done some fine coverage of some high-profile events, such as the Killen trial, and sometimes the coverage gets so good that we expect more from them than we really ought to--but there isn't a "there" there in terms of expecting Donna or the JFP to be huge institutional conscience-of-the-community type figures. There's no budget for that; this is a very small operation. You could start up a personal blog and within two weeks exceed the JFP's readership.

Anonymous said...

They are bumbling idiots. I don't think they really get it. They are stuck with the current boundaries no matter what.

Also, for the Fondren Bugle, I got nothing. This is just another example of the "manufacturing of consent" with regards to a certain persona that drives the progressive creative class message.

Doubt they would even understand the above, but thought I would put it out there.

With this type of leadership, Jacktroit is doomed.

Anonymous said...

The "consultant" is a bullshit artist. The Board Attorney is an idiot. Did we expect they would get this right?

Anonymous said...

Where's Twitterwell? On the grand scale of local problems that need to be addressed the incompetence of the Hinds BOS surely is exponentially bigger than the crisis he concocted over roadside puppy sales. Or does WhitRINOwell only dog out other Republicans?

Anonymous said...

Six sigma certain Kingfish
that MS Muni League and MS Assoc
of Sups has been prev alerted
to the facts surrounding
Derrick Johnson's lack of standing
as a MS BAR attorney and prof
svcs contracting thresholds.
No doubt this F Up re: Hinds
redist will loom large in the
consideration of his svcs @
Muni and County level
going forward.

Anonymous said...

Too funny the Bugle is now front webpage featuring wannabe Graham in his JPD cadet uniform.

Anonymous said...

Marsha Thompson ripped the Hinds Sups a new one tonight.

Isn't George Smith facing Stokes in a primary?

LeBeau0605 said...

Kingfish, how did you not wet the floor from not laughing when this went down...the expressions are priceless!

Kingfish said...

Well, I was leaning against the wall while I worked the camera. I made a point to smirk whenever they looked at me. Doug stared at me several times during the meeting with a glare.

bill said...

Once again we are treated to the spectacle of complete incompetence in elected officials. At least our corrupt supervisors in Madison County were able to get their plan approved in time to screw the electorate up here and stay within the timeframes required by state law. I don't know who's more pathetic - the painfully dumb supervisors or the equally dumb people who elect them. Bill Billingsley

Anonymous said...

I heard that Derrick Johnson did the same for Wilkinson County. Came back also. Wonder how many counties he has done this for?

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