Mississippi State House to Choose Governor

Host Bob Edwards talks with Professor Marty Wiseman of Mississippi State University about the history of an unusual Mississippi state constitutional requirement. According to the requirement if a local candidate receives less than half of the popular vote, the state house gets to choose the governor.



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