5 seats: 2R, 3D
Where It Ranks Among the
States (House Elections 2000)
- Voter Turnout: 30th (48%)
- Victory Margin: 33rd (40%)
Facts in Focus
- Fewer than two out of five adults in
Mississippi voted for the person who represents them in the U.S.
- Voter turnout
was 30th in the nation, up from the 1998 turnout -- which was the worst
for Mississippi in the nineties.
- In 1986-2000, 80% of Mississippi's House races
were won by landslide margins of 20% or more. The "landslide index"
dipped below 80% only once (to 60% in 1988) in that period.
- No woman was elected in House elections in
- Members elected since 1992 hold four of five
seats; Gene Taylor was elected in 1989.
Mississippi ranked in 2000