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. House of Representatives.
  • 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 Mississippi in 1982-2000.
  • Members elected since 1992 hold four of five seats; Gene Taylor was elected in 1989.

How Mississippi ranked in 2000

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