||Of the voting
population of 992,206, roughly 35.9% are black and 1.4% are
Latino. Black voters make up the majority in the Second
District, which currently has a black representative. Under the proposed
super districting plan, black voters are well-positioned to
elect a candidate of choice, and black voters supporting a
candidate with crossover appeal could, in coalition with other
minority and white voters, elect a second candidate of choice.
||In the 2000
Presidential election, George W. Bush won Mississippi with 58%
of the vote over Al Gore's 41%. The state's overall
Democratic partisanship is 42.4%. Under the current
district system, three districts can be considered Republican
and one can be considered Democratic. Under the proposed
super districting system, voters would likely elect two
Democrats and two Republicans.