In preparation for next Tuesday's election, the Mississippi Secretary of State's office is already closely monitoring voter information and observing voting activity. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says hackers try to penetrate the statewide election management system between 4,000 and 5,000 times per month. But the voting machines used in the state are not connected to the internet. Also, an independent firm was hired by the state last week to try to break into the system and it couldn't. Hoseman speaks with MPB's Desare Frazier.
About 800,000 children go missing every year in the United States. That's according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A new app called "Safety Central" has been developed by the non profit to help parents and guardians protect children and react quickly if they are missing. We spoke with Junice Cologne, executive director of outreach for the Center. She says the app can be a powerful tool in the hands of parents.
Next Tuesday is Election Day. In addition to voting for president, Mississippians will have a chance to cast votes for the state's four congressional seats and state Supreme Court. This week we're examining the races for Supreme Court. Today, we look at the Northern District -- which has four candidates -- by talking with two of the candidates -- John Brady and Steve Crampton. First, John Brady.
Northern District Supreme Court candidate Steve Crampton.