NYT reports, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Mississippi Republican who had to apologize for a cavalier reference to a public hanging, won a special runoff election on Tuesday, defeating the Democratic candidate, Mike Espy, who was trying become the state’s first black senator since Reconstruction.
Ms. Hyde-Smith’s victory, reported by The Associated Press, came in the final Senate race of the midterm elections and will set the Republican majority in the chamber at 53 to 47 once the new Congress is sworn in, a net pickup of two seats. [MORE]
Like the NYT explained, the vested interests gave the Mississippi votary 2 choices (as opposed to making decisions); they could choose a public master who is a Black person (Espy) or a neuropeon woman who joked about killing Black people (Hyde Smith). Hoping to make the best of a bad situation racists chose Hyde Smith. "Most white people hate Black people. The reason that most white people hate Black people is because whites are not Black people. If you know this about white people, you need know little else. If you do not know this about white people, virtually all else that you know about them will only confuse you." -Neely Fuller.