Did you know that you could run for Governor in the state of Mississippi and get the most votes but still lose the election?. It seems that there is a provision in the state constitution that a canidate has to win both a majority of the popular vote and a majority of the 122 House Districts. If both are not met the Mississippi House decides the winner. It reminds me of the presidential election and the Electorial College, but what happen to one person one vote?. A lawsuit challenging this provision is being heard in federal court this week. One of the plaintiffs in the case is former Jackson City Councilman Leslie-Burl McLemore, who said the provision is designed to dilute the impact of the black vote. The lawsuite notes that African-American voters are highly concentrated in a small number of districts. It’s been reported that since this was put into the constitution in the 1890’s Mississippi has not elected a statewide canidate who is a minority despite having the largest share of minority voter constituents in the the country. I don’t agree with the Electorial College and I don’t agree with this, it only adds validity to the argument that some people make for not voting, namely “my vote wont count anyway”.