- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is calling for an investigation of some election literature that has been mailed before the Tuesday primary election.

Hosemann, in a Wednesday news conference, says in the cases brought to his attention, some people appear to have broken a state law that bars anonymous mailers. He says other groups have registered with his office but show no campaign collections or expenditures, despite having sent out fliers.

Attorney General Jim Hood’s office says it will investigate. Hosemann says violations are misdemeanors, punishable by fines of up to $3,000 and up to 6 months in jail.

Most literature presented by Hosemann criticizes incumbent Republican lawmakers, claiming they oppose gun rights and the current state flag, while supporting Common Core education standards and federal health care reform.

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