MISSISSIPPI 6 Electoral Votes 
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Population 
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
Total Resident Population, July 1, 2016 est.                  2,988,726
Mississippi has: 82 counties 
Largest counties: Hinds, Harrison, De Soto, Rankin, Jackson.
Largest cities: Jackson, Gulfport. 

Government
Governor: Phil Bryant (R) elected 2011, re-elected 2015.
State Legislature: Mississippi Legislature   House: 122 seats  Senate: 52 seats
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U.S. House: 3R, 1D - 1. T.Kelly (R) | 2. B.Thompson (D) | 3. G.Harper (R) | 4. S.Palazzo (R).
U.S. Senate: Thad Cochran (R) re-elected in 2014, Roger Wicker (R) sworn in Dec. 31, 2007; elected Nov. 2008; re-elected in 2012. 
2016
U.S. House: The four incumbents were all re-elected with 65-plus percent of the vote.

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The Magnolia State
General Election -- Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Voting Eligible Population*: 2,176,312.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 53.3%.


Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 8, 2016 at 12 p.m..

Official Results >

 
Clinton/Kaine (Dem.)
485,131
(40.11)
Trump/Pence (Rep.)
700,814
(57.94)
Castle/Bradley (Const.)
3,987
(0.33)
De La Fuente/Steinberg (AmD)
644
(0.05)
Hedges/Boyes (Prohib.)
715
(0.06)
Johnson/Weld (Lib.)
14,435
(1.19)
Stein/Baraka (Grn.)
3,731
(0.31)
Total........1,209,357

Overview: Trump-Pence carried Mississippi with 57.94-percent of the vote, or a plurality of  215,683 votes (17.83 percentage points), within the range for Republican presidential tickets since 2000.  There were a few visits.  Donald Trump did a fundraiser and rally in Jackson on Aug. 24; and Donald Trump Jr. visited and spoke at the Neshoba County Fair on July 26.  Jill Stein held a town hall with Ole Miss students at The Lyric Theatre in Oxford on Oct. 3, and running mate Ajamu Baraka delivered a seminar at Jackson State University College of Liberal Arts in Jackson on Oct. 26.
Clinton  |  Trump
BALLOT [PDF]

Presidential Primary -- Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Democrats
41 Delegates: 23 District, 8 At-Large, 5 PLEO and 5 Unpledged

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Republicans
40 Delegates: 3 RNC; 25 at-large; 12 by CD (3 x 4 CDs).

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General Election Winners in Mississippi, 1992-2012
1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012
Bush
49.68%
Dole
49.21%
Bush
57.62%
Bush
59.45%
McCain
56.18%
Romney
55.29%
  and the details...
 
General Election -- Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voting Eligible Population*: 2,166.825.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 59.3%.


Voter Registration Deadline: October 6, 2012.

Official Results >

 
Obama/Biden (Dem.)
562,949
(43.79)
+Romney/Ryan (Rep.) 710,746
(55.29)
Goode/Clymer (Const.)
2,609
(0.20)
Johnson/Gray (Lib.)
6,676
(0.52)
Stein/Honkala (Grn.)
1,588
(0.12)
Washer/Toole (Ref.)
1,016
(0.08)
Total........1,285,584

2012 Overview
As expected, Romney-Ryan  won Mississippi's six electoral votes without difficulty, gaining a plurality of 147,797 votes (11.50 percentage points).  The only visit by a principal during the fall campaign was Mitt Romney's fundraiser in Jackson on July 16.
Obama  | 
(Romney)
BALLOT [PDF]

General Election -- Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Voting Eligible Population*: 2,114,108.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 61.0%.



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+McCain-Palin (Rep.)
724,597
(56.18)
Obama-Biden (DFL)
554,662
(43.00)
Baldwin/Castle (Const.)
2,551
(0.20)
Barr/Root (Lib.) 2,529
(0.20)
McKinney/Clemente (Grn.)
1,034
(0.08)
Nader/Gonzalez (Ind.)
4,011
(0.31)
Weill/McEnulty (Ref.)
481
(0.04)
Total........1,289,865


2008 Overview
McCain-Palin won Mississippi with a plurality of 169,935 votes (13.18 percentage points), carrying 53 counties to 29 for Obama.  The highlight of the campaign was the first presidential debate on Sept. 26 in the Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
Obama/Allies  |  McCain/Allies  |  Nader

General Election -- Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Voting Eligible Population*: 2,068,766.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 55.7%.
Peroutka/Baldwin (Const.)
1,759
(0.15)
Nader/Camejo (Ref.)
3,177
(0.28)
Kerry/Edwards (Dem.) 458,094 (39.67)
Harris/Trowe (Indep.) 1,268
(0.11)
Cobb/LaMarche (Grn)
1,073
(0.09)
+Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
684,981
(59.45)
Badnarik/Campagna (Lib.)
1,793
(0.16)
Total........1,152,145
 

2004 Overview
President Bush carried Mississippi with a solid plurality of 226,887 votes (19.78 percentage points), prevailing in 58 counties to 24 for Senator Kerry.  There was a smattering of campaigning.  Kerry made a stop on March 7, a couple of days before the primary.  Elizabeth Edwards attended a fundraiser at Schimmel's in Jackson on Sept. 27.  For the Republicans, Sen. Zell Miller (D-GA) did a fundraiser in Jackson on Oct. 11. 
General Election Details

General Election -- Tuesday, November 7, 2000
Voting Eligible Population: 2,024,650.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 49.1%.




Browne/Olivier (Lib.)
2,009
(0.20)
Buchanan/Foster (Ref.)
2,265
(0.23)
+Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
572,844
(57.62)
Gore/Lieberman (Dem.)
404,614
(40.70)
Hagelin/Goldhaber (NLP)
450
(0.05)
Harris/Trowe (Ind.)
613
(0.06)
Nader/LaDuke (Ind.)
8,122
(0.82)
Phillips/Frazier (Const.)
3,267
 (0.33)
Total........994,184

Overview
Bush easily won Mississippi's 7 electoral votes, gaining a plurality of 168,230 votes (16.92 percentage points).  He carried 57 counties to 25 for Gore.  Bush gained more than 60% of the vote in four of the state's five most populous counties (Harrison, Jackson, Rankin, De Soto).  Gore fared best in western counties, along the Mississippi River.  The only major fall visit occurred on Aug. 29 when Dick and Lynne Cheney did an airport arrival rally and a fundraiser in Jackson. 

1992 and 1996 General Elections

1992
Bush (Rep.)...........487,793 
(49.68)
Clinton (Dem.)........400,258
(40.77)
Perot (Ind.)..............85,626
(8.72)
Others (5)..................8,116
(0.83)
Total........981,793
1996
Dole (Rep.).............439,838
(49.21)
Clinton (Dem.)........394,022
(44.08)
Perot (Ind.)..............52,222 
(5.84)
Others (4)..................7,775
(0.87)
Total........893,857
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