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A.G. Hood personally supervising an investigation of his political rival is the exact opposite of “equal and impartial justice.” Read our latest on the danger of election admins misusing their office to sway elections — or appearing to do so. #MSpol #MSGov…
The U.S. Constitution prohibits a gov't official from being a “judge in his own case” regardless of how fairly he/she rules. We urge A.G. Hood to immediately recuse himself from the investigation to “do equal and impartial justice to all.” #MSpol #MSGov
This issue crosses party lines. Last fall, we took legal action to stop GA Secretary of State Brian Kemp and FL Gov. Rick Scott from misusing their official offices to tilt election playing fields in which they were candidates. AG Hood shouldn’t follow in their footsteps. #MSpol

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