Who Will Control the Senate?
The 2020 election has been the center of the news cycle and most people’s thoughts for a few months now. While most people are thinking about who will become the next president, whether there is voter fraud going on, and how the next four years will be shaped, it is important to know that how the Senate elections will affect the country as well. The elected officials in Congress and the individual states can have just as much – or more – influence over how the nation is run.
So far, in this election, the Democrats have control of the House with 219 votes. That’s one more than they needed for a simple majority. The Republicans currently have 202. In the Senate, Republicans lead with 50 to the Democrats’ 48. Whichever party gets 51 senators will have a simple majority in the Senate.
A New Flag for Mississippi
The new design has a white magnolia blossom. Mississippi is called the Magnolia State, and the magnolia is both the state flower and state tree. Nearly 20 years ago, some people tried to change the flag. They wanted to remove the confederate symbol, but nearly two-thirds of the voters were against the change. The political mood is different now, though. The bill passed with a 91-23 vote in the House and 37-14 in the Senate. The governor, Tate Reeves, will need to sign the legislation into law.
The retired flag flew for the last time on July 1 and was handed over to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.