Around the South for Nov. 28: VA, MS & FL


Virginia: Control of House of Delegates still uncertain. Some three weeks after the Nov. 7 election, the results in two Delegate districts are still not certain, and a majority for either party depends on the final count. The problem is that some voters were given ballots for another district. Nevertheless, given the current split of 49 Democrats to 51 Republicans, Democrats are planning to try to get a much more progressive agenda passed, which includes measures drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants, anti-discrimination laws for LGBT persons, and repealing the ultrasound requirement for women seeking abortions, reports the Washington Post ……. Mississippi: Supremes refuse to declare state flag unconstitutional. A case brought by a Magnolia State lawyer objecting to the Confederate battle flag’s image on the state flag was dismissed. The high court ruled that the plaintiff did not show an “allegation of discriminatory treatment.” …….  Florida: Morgan leaves Democrats. Highly successful plaintiffs’ attorney John Morgan, whose prospects for winning the Democratic gubernatorial nomination were high, announced last Friday that he will not only NOT run for governor next year, but he will register as an independent. “I can’t muster enthusiasm for any of today’s politicians,” Morgan said, reported Sunshine State News. “They are all the same.” …….