Nooses Hung At Mississippi State Capitol Just Before Runoff Election

Noose found hanging at MS Capitol Monday Morning

Noose found hanging at MS Capitol Monday Morning

MS has a long history of racially-motivated lynchings of black people and of suppressing voters.

Since the comments, the runoff election between Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy in the ruby red state has become increasingly close, with some Republicans fearing the party may see a repeat of what happened in the Alabama special election previous year that saw Democrat Doug Jones defeat Roy Moore.

The vote tightened after Ms Hyde-Smith was recorded telling a supporter she would happily attend a public hanging.

"I'll be totally shocked if Espy wins", she added. Espy would be the first African-American to represent the state in the Senate since Reconstruction.

Another sign noted that MS had the highest record of lynchings between 1882 and 1968 - a statement backed by data on the NAACP's website.

On judges, immigration, taxes and trade, Ms. Hyde-Smith would back his agenda while Mr.

"On Tuesday, November 27th, thousands of Mississippians will vote for a Senator".

On Sunday, photos of Hyde-Smith posing with Confederate artifacts from 2014.

Trump was at one of his rallies in Tupelo, Mississippi recently, where he made the revelation that people said he looked like Elvis Presley when he was younger. Hyde-Smith ultimately apologized but not before Espy responded during a debate calling the comments, "what's in her heart".

Several nooses were found hanging outside of the Mississippi Capitol building on Monday, a day ahead of a highly anticipated and controversial special election in the state. "We need someone that will respect lynched victims", reads another sign, McIntosh said.




The resulting uproar triggered a backlash from corporate donors such as Walmart Inc. and Pfizer Inc., which demanded refunds of campaign contributions, and prompted Republicans to mount a rescue operation that included two rallies by President Donald Trump on Monday in an effort to turn out GOP voters.

"I know her, and I know she apologised, and she misspoke", the Republican president told reporters on his way to the southern state.

Students at the college had seen some of the attack ads against Hyde-Smith - but they couldn't say much about what Espy, a Secretary of Agriculture under President Clinton, stands for.

So could a Democrat win?

"Tomorrow we need the people of MS to go to the polls and elect Cindy Hyde-Smith so we can continue doing what we are doing".

"We can't afford a senator who embarrasses us and reinforces the stereotypes we've worked so hard to overcome", one ad for the Democrat said.

Why is the election still ongoing?

But on a real note, President Trump's MS rally was to encourage people to vote for the Republican incumbent against her Democrat challenger Mike Espy in the MS midterms special election.

Polls in the state close at 20:00 local time on Tuesday, with results to follow soon after.

President Donald Trump is heading to MS for two rallies to try to keep a Senate seat in Republican hands.

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