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Democrat Joseph Thomas narrowly won the Mississippi Senate District 22 race on Tuesday night after a court ordered it to be redrawn, finding that it amounted to an illegal racial gerrymander meant to dilute black voting strength. Courtesy of Joseph C. Thomas for State Senate.

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Black Democrat Wins in Redrawn District After Racial Gerrymander Case

Even as Republicans swept statewide offices in Mississippi on Tuesday night, Joseph Thomas, an African American Democrat in a district that stretches across six counties, narrowly ousted a Republican incumbent. ...


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