Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is reaffirming his commitment to deport undocumented people from Mexico and to build a wall he says the Latin American country will pay for. In a speech last night, Trump stayed committed to the promises that have been the bedrock of his campaign. With just a little more than sixty days until the election, Trump also met with Mexican President Enrique Nena Pieto yesterday before delivering the speech in Phoenix meant to clarify his position on immigration from south of the border. With us this morning to discuss the issues is Israel Martinez of the Latin American Business Association -- which is based in Jackson.
The FBI has asked states to examine their election processes after possible attempted hacking has been detected in Illinois and Arizona. This has put the integrity of the voting process top-of-mind for voters and elections officials alike. We wanted to find out more about how elections results are protected in Mississippi, so MPB's Evelina Burnett spoke with Harrison County Circuit Clerk Connie Ladner -- who tells her in the days leading up to the next election, officials will be preparing and testing election machines and ballots to ensure everything will go according to plan.
More than 450 tax-forfeited properties in Jackson and Waveland are up for grabs through an online auction sponsored by the Secretary of State's office. Delbert Hosemann says the properties are abandoned homes and lots valued at a total of about $8.2 million dollars. He tells MPB's Desare Frazier placing a bid on the properties is easy.
College football kicks off in full swing this weekend. And for many fans in Mississippi, no name means college football more than "Manning." The quarterback-rich lineage of Archie, Peyton and Eli comes straight out of Drew, Mississippi, in Sunflower County. In his new book -- The Mannings: The Fall and Rise of a Football Family -- author Lars Anderson takes a look at the football giants -- and the family's beginnings. Anderson tells us he has an avid interest in how the Mannings became who they are today.