Democratic Senate candidate Mike Espy has said he believes his formula for success in the Nov. 3 general election against Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is a 3% increase from the 2018 special election in Black voter turnout, and a 4% increase in his support among white voters.

Rep. Zakiya Summers and Sen. Sollie Norwood, both members of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, discuss whether they believe Espy is making headway with Black voters in the U.S. Senate election. They also talk about what voting might look like during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Adam Ganucheau, as Mississippi Today's editor-in-chief, oversees the newsroom and works with the editorial team to fulfill our mission of producing high-quality journalism in the public interest. Adam has covered politics and state government for Mississippi Today since February 2016. A native of Hazlehurst, Adam has worked as a staff reporter for, The Birmingham News and The Clarion-Ledger and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Adam earned his bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Mississippi.