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Mississippi approves flag with magnolia, ‘In God We Trust’

New Mississippi state flag approved by voters.
Election 2020 Mississippi Flag
Election 2020 Mississippi Flag
Election 2020 Mississippi Flag
Election 2020 Mississippi Flag
Election 2020 Mississippi Flag
Election 2020 Mississippi Flag
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Posted at 5:42 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 06:43:43-05

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters have approved a new state flag with a magnolia and the phrase “In God We Trust.” It replaces a Confederate-themed flag that state lawmakers retired months ago as part of the national reckoning over racial injustice. The magnolia flag was the only design on the state’s general election ballot. Voters were asked to say yes or no — and a majority said yes. In late June, Mississippi legislators surrendered the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem that’s widely condemned as racist. They acted under pressure from groups including the Southeastern Conference and Southern Baptists.