Mayoral candidate Lumumba speaks about URLs that redirected to his website

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — A website reroute is shaking up the Jackson mayoral election.

Candidate Chokwe Antar Lumumba held a press conference Thursday day saying it’s not his campaign that redirected website URLs for two other mayoral candidates to his campaign site.

Earlier this week, if you tried to search for the websites of Candidates Robert Graham or John Horhn for mayor, you were redirected to Lumumba’s website.

Since then, Lumumba says his camp has reached out to the FCC and the Secretary of State’s Office. He’s also taken precautions to protect his site.

“It makes no, no sense that we would want to do that, right,” he said. “It doesn’t make any practical sense. I think it’s an attempt to create the idea that we would be participating in some deceptive or dirty politics which we do not do.”

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