JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Senate voted 31-17 Monday to pass Senate Bill 2001, which would create a state lottery. A yes vote was to pass the bill, while a no vote was to defeat the bill.

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Democrats voting yes (10)

Blackmon, Canton; Butler, Port Gibson; Dearing, Natchez; Horhn, Jackson; R. Jackson, Marks; S. Jackson, Preston; Jordan, Greenwood; D. Simmons, Greenville; W. Simmons, Cleveland; Turner-Ford, West Point.

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Republicans voting yes (21)

Blackwell, Southaven; Burton, Newton; Carter, Gulfport; Caughman, Mendenhall; Chassaniol, Winona; Clarke, Hollandale; DeBar, Leakesville; Doty, Brookhaven; Gollott, Biloxi; Harkins, Brandon;

Hill, Picayune; Hopson, Vicksburg; Kirby, Pearl; Michel, Jackson; Moran, Kiln; Seymour, Vancleave; Tollison, Oxford; Watson, Hurley; Whaley, Potts Camp; Wiggins, Pascagoula;

Younger, Columbus.

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Democrats voting no (6)

Blount, Jackson; Bryan, Amory; Dawkins, Pass Christian; Frazier, Jackson; Jolly, Houston; Wilemon, Belmont.

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Republicans voting no (11)

Branning, Philadelphia; Browning, Pontotoc; Carmichael, Meridian; Fillingane, Sumrall; G. Jackson, French Camp; Massey, Nesbit; McDaniel, Ellisville; McMahan, Guntown; Parker, Olive Branch; Parks, Corinth;

Polk, Hattiesburg.

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Democrat absent (1)

Barnett, Heidelberg.

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Republican absent (1)

Hudson, Hattiesburg.

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Democrats voting in pair (2)

Paired yes: Witherspoon, McComb.

Paired no: Norwood, Jackson.

Paired votes do not count for or against the bill. A senator who is in the chamber says how he or she would vote if that is balanced out by how an absent colleague would vote. In this case, Sen. Norwood announced the pair for Sen. Witherspoon who was not in the Senate chamber.