Mississippi primaries election results gop wins mississippi runoff will wal mart pulls confederate flag items mississippi change its state flagRead More "Mississippi Flag Vote Results" Musgrove appointed a 17- member commission to hold sometimes contentious public hearings on the flag and recommend a new design. About a third of registered voters cast ballots, Bishop said. Black Mississippi voters were conspicuously absent and apathetic on the flag issue in 2001. Mississippi prepares for flag vote: Does Confederate emblem stay or go? Mississippi incorporates the Confederate battle flag into its current state flag; when a 2001 ballot measure proposed changing this, residents in that state roundly rejected any changes. Mississippi Blacks Vote for Reb Flag . Fred: I’m not voting for the “Flag Formerly Known as the State Flag of Mississippi.” Red: (sitting back down and leaning forward) My …

By The Associated Press BILOXI, Miss.

Red: Well, tell everybody to vote for “The Flag Formerly Known as the State Flag of Mississippi.” And tell them to call me if they need a bumper sticker. April 18, 2001 -- To some, it's a symbol of racism and hatred. - Mississippi voters are poised to make a historic decision: They'll be choosing a state flag, and in the process, passing judgment on the blue cross and stars of the Confederate battle emblem. April 18, 2001 -- To some, it's a symbol of racism and hatred. But to the majority of Mississippi voters, it's a piece of history, and one worth preserving in the state's controversial flag. Jere Nash, co-author with Andy Taggart of "Mississippi Politics: The Struggle for Power, 1976-2006," posted this information about the vote to change the state flag in 2001. In April 2001, the state held a public referendum on whether to replace the 1894 flag with a new flag designed by a commission. The 1894 flag prevailed over the alternative new flag by 494,323 votes to 273,359. At the ballot box, voters were asked to decide if the current flag adopted in 1894 was to remain Mississippi's flag or if a recommended alternative (above) would become the new flag. But to the majority of Mississippi voters, it's a piece of history, and one worth preserving in the state's controversial flag. Jere Nash, co-author with Andy Taggart of "Mississippi Politics: The Struggle for Power, 1976-2006," posted this information about the vote to change the state flag in 2001. Mississippi voters rejected the proposition of changing the state flag at the ballot box on April 17, 2001, by a 2-1 margin — 494,323 votes (64.31 percent) to 273,359 votes (35.61 percent). More Mississippians went to the polls that day than voted in the 1999 governor’s election.

ATLANTA--Voters in Mississippi on Tuesday overwhelmingly chose to continue flying a 107-year old state banner that prominently displays the Confederate battle cross, bucking a trend toward stripping the racially divisive emblem from public.venues in the South.