Skip to comments.Chris McDaniel Offers $15,000 Reward for Voter Fraud Evidence
Posted on 07/03/2014 11:26:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
State Sen. Chris McDaniel has offered 15 rewards of $1,000 each to any person who can provide evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in voter fraud in the Republican primary for Senate in Mississippi.
On Thursday, his campaign announced the challenge in the latest episode in a circus of a Senate race.
On June 24, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., defeated McDaniel in a primary runoff by 6,700 votes. But McDaniel has refused to concede, alleging Cochrans team paid for votes. McDaniels team also charges some people voted in the Democratic primary earlier in the month and then voted for Cochran in the runoff, an illegal practice in Mississippi known as double voting.
The McDaniel campaign previously alleged over 1,000 votes were cast illegally.
The challengers campaign is now asking supporters to donate $15 to the campaign to help fund the $15,000 in reward money.
It is not clear that the campaign will have to pay out any or all of that money: getting someone convicted for voter fraud is a high bar to clear.
The most important issue here is maintaining the integrity of the electoral process here in Mississippi, McDaniel said in a statement. These allegations of criminal behavior on behalf of the Cochran are troubling, and any evidence of fraud will be turned over to the authorities to be investigated.
A McDaniel spokesman said the Election Integrity Challenge and Voter Fraud Reward had been cleared with the campaigns lawyers. The contest and challenge may have the effect of padding McDaniels fledgling legal defense fund, established earlier this week. The fund will also pay for any reward recognized by the campaign.
On Wednesday, a conservative group took up McDaniels cause and filed a lawsuit against the Mississippi Republican Party and the Secretary of State, alleging they had been denied access to election records in their pursuit of illegally cast votes.
The Cochran campaigns response?
Put up or shut up, said Cochran campaign adviser Austin Barbour on a conference call Wednesday. The call devolved into chaos shortly thereafter, when someone who sounded like a McDaniel supporter interrupted with racially charged comments.
Good, from $1,000 to 15k.
Heads in the MS GOP State Party will roll, some may go to jail and
McDaniel supporters will take over the MS GOP Party jobs.
I don’t like this at all. I thought he HAD the evidence?
I think it’s $1,000 up to 15 instances.
“when someone who sounded like a McDaniel supporter interrupted with racially charged comments.”
What does a McDaniel supporter sound like?
I just sent an email to the Governor of Mississippi, telling him to stop the corruption and order a new runoff election.
I urge you to do the same.
Just Google “Governor of Mississippi”, click to go his website (it will be the entry that you see), then click on “Contact”.
Every bit of pressure will make a difference.
“your typical white person”, to quote a famous failure of a president.
More spreading around of the “walking around money.” ;-)
Sounds like a good idea.
If someone will sell their vote for $15 you know they’ll flip for $1,000.
Open up a Hot line.....the tips will come.
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