In the 2016 general election, Donald Trump won Mississippi with 57.94% of the vote, compared with Hillary Clinton’s 40.11%. Mississippi has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1976. That year, Jimmy Carter edged out Gerald Ford by 2 points, 50% to 48%. The state Legislature is controlled by Republicans, as is the governor’s office. Most of the congressional delegation is also in GOP hands; the only exception is the 2nd District, which includes most of Jackson, the state capital, and other parts of western Mississippi.