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Question: Can JILL McDaniel run for Senate in Mississippi as a write-in?
6/26/14 | sff

Posted on 06/26/2014 11:25:38 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Jill, a former Miss USA Mississippi pageant winner, is the wife of Chris McDaniel, whose selection by CONSERVATIVES was thwarted by the race baiting team of Thad Cochran.

I went to ballotpedia.org:

http://ballotpedia.org/Ballot_access_requirements_for_political_candidates_in_Mississippi

to find out if there was any reason Jill could not be a write in candidate.

Some of pointed out, I believe, that Mississippi, has a "sore loser" law that prevents CHRIS from running as a write-in.


TOPICS: Education; Local News
KEYWORDS: 2014; election; mississippi; vote; writein; writeinlaw
The widow Carnahan from Missouri was a Senator...her husband died a week or so before the election...and the Missouri governor appointed her as the next governor. She was a dutiful obedient voter for Harry Reid for a couple of years.

Recalling her situation made me think of this.

If Chris can't run, can his wife?

1 posted on 06/26/2014 11:25:38 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Good question —


2 posted on 06/26/2014 11:29:33 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: SoFloFreeper

I guess people want to split the vote and elect a Dem? The country is at stake, and for all his warts, Cochran will vote with the GOP to organize the Senate. REID must go!


3 posted on 06/26/2014 11:32:37 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

A sore loser law?

Brilliant!

Biting my tongue..


4 posted on 06/26/2014 11:33:18 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yes, she can. And everything should be done to keep cockroach out of the Senate. These people are snakes and need to be eliminated with ALL available means!


5 posted on 06/26/2014 11:33:19 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Constitutional conservatives are not for the most part racist, and we have to do everything we can to defeat the disgusting tactics of Cocharan and his allies. If McDaniels wins through the courts and recounts that eliminate the illegal votes, great.

If not, vote for the dem. It's like a double vote against Cocharan. And it shows loud and clear conservative disgust for the racist tactics Cocharan's team engaged in.

6 posted on 06/26/2014 11:34:37 AM PDT by grania
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To: BigEdLB

Karl Rove thanks you for voting for the lesser of two evils


7 posted on 06/26/2014 11:35:39 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well I assume ANYBODY could run as a write in, it’s not as if they could break down your door and arrest you if you were telling people to write your name on the ballot. The question is could McDaniel be elected if he “won” or would the votes just be thrown out?


8 posted on 06/26/2014 11:36:42 AM PDT by apillar
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To: BigEdLB

well when your vote is DEM -vs- DEM whaqt difference does it make?

Cochran will never vote to remove obamacare or impeach


9 posted on 06/26/2014 11:39:35 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: HMS Surprise; SoFloFreeper

>> Yes, she can <<

Wrong. The filing deadlines for independents has passed, and Mississippi will count write-in votes only if an “on ballot” candidate has died or withdrawn.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 11:46:58 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Mr. K

As I said, for whom Cochran will vote for when the senate is organized in Jan 2015... Big Difference


11 posted on 06/26/2014 11:47:00 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yeah, my bad.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 11:55:10 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

She has two young boys. They are more important than we are.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 11:57:27 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Write in Chris in November!)
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To: BigEdLB

If it happens, so be it.


14 posted on 06/26/2014 11:58:28 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Write in Chris in November!)
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To: Mr. K

Although Cochran might not support all Republican bills, he does count as 1 Republican Senator, thus if it came down to it, he would make Harry Reid the Senate Minority Leader. Even if McConnell and a few other RINOs are less than conservative enough for our liking, a Republican majority in both Houses does have it’s benefits (we know the consequences of loosing that.)

The RINOs will know that the TEA party is “breathing down their necks” and will know that any obstruction of conservative bills will be fatal to their re-election hopes (through Primary challenges or in the General, if necessary.)

At every opportunity, it must be impressed upon the RINOs/eGOP loudly and publicly, that anymore active opposition to conservatives in the Primary (or General) will be visited upon them 10 fold. In reality they should understand that the wave of voter retribution may already be unstoppable regardless of their future activities.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 11:59:21 AM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: Hawthorn
Mississippi will count write-in votes only if an “on ballot” candidate has died or withdrawn.

Can you source that? I couldn't find any info from ballotpedia, which seemed to be a fairly objective source.

16 posted on 06/26/2014 12:01:00 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BigEdLB

I’m generally in agreement with you.

But not in this case. What was done to MS Conservatives by their own party was unconcionable and cannot be allowed to stand.

Effectively, MS Conservatives were disenfranchised by the crossover Dem vote. While I tend to believe that the Dems were largely responsible in an attempt to split the GOP and give the Dems a Senate pick up, the GOP leadership were the ones who got the ball running and opened the door to it.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 12:04:35 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: BigEdLB
And Cochran will vote with the Dems on anything important. As such, a “Republican” Senate will be a conservative albatross around our necks. In the same manner as the “Republican” GW Bush has been. (Speaking of “has beens”, where has he been?)
18 posted on 06/26/2014 12:05:30 PM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: SoFloFreeper
>> Can you source that? <<

The MS law in question has been cited ad nauseum today on at least half-a-dozen other FR threads, specifically the threads dealing with the Mississippi run-off Tuesday. One of the threads even repeats the MS Code verbatim. But sorry that I didn't bookmark that material.

19 posted on 06/26/2014 12:06:13 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: SoFloFreeper

Mississippi Code: 23-15-365
http://law.justia.com/codes/mississippi/2013/title-23/chapter-15/article-13/b/section-23-15-365

OR

http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2011/01/16/5247199.htm

According to state law, write-in candidates are permitted only as the legitimate substitute
of a candidate who has died, resigned, withdrawn or been removed from the race.

That applies to every race, whether it’s a primary, special or general election at
any level of government, said Pamela Weaver, communications director of the secretary of
state’s office.

But every election ballot includes a space for write-in candidates, whether or not one
is needed for that race. It’s there just in case a write-in does become eligible.

And that’s perhaps where the confusion occurs, since some people see the space and assume
write-ins are allowed in all elections.
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20 posted on 06/26/2014 12:16:34 PM PDT by deport
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To: SoFloFreeper

Great idea!


21 posted on 06/26/2014 12:16:54 PM PDT by discomatic
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To: Hawthorn
One of the threads even repeats the MS Code verbatim.

The cite I saw was to the March 1st deadline, not write-in qualification. The post seemed to indicate that it referred to both. Other than that, there are references to a 3-1/2-year-old article in a Tupelo paper that quoted an SOS employee.

22 posted on 06/26/2014 12:18:15 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: grania

Any word if a recount is in the works? Do I understand correctly that if one voted in the Dem primary, one was ineligible to vote in the Rep runoff? Wonder how many votes that would impact, if true.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 12:26:33 PM PDT by JustSurrounded
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To: BigEdLB

Organized into what? Another Gang of 14?
Id rather get rid of McConnell and Cochran
and let the chips fall where they may.

BTW, what exactly has McConnell done to fight the Rats and Obama?


24 posted on 06/26/2014 12:33:55 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being pissed on by their own party!)
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To: deport

Thanks.

Distressing.

But thanks.

If I were in Mississippi, I would have a very very very hard time voting for Cochran. 90% sure I would NOT do it.

The same thing happened with us and Charlie Crist. The day I learned he was going to be on stage with Obama early in 2009 after the Clown seized power, I called his office and told whoever was taking messages—PLEASE do not do this, it is wrong...the lady said she was hearing the same thing, and she too sounded unhappy about Crist’s intentions.

I said then I would NOT vote for him.

He made it much easier then by going Independent and then Democrat.

Weasel.

Cochran is the same way.


25 posted on 06/26/2014 12:38:14 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: All
MS Code § 23-15-365 (2013)

(1) There shall be left on each ballot one (1) blank space under the title of each office to be voted for, and in the event of the death, resignation, withdrawal or removal of any candidate whose name shall have been printed on the official ballot, the name of the candidate duly substituted in the place of such candidate may be written in such blank space by the voter.

That provision doesn't exclude writing-in any other eligible person's name. It merely provides an example of a permitted name, IMO.

26 posted on 06/26/2014 12:46:03 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: SoFloFreeper
Well, at first I think, well with a senate majority, we get control of the agenda, and committee chairs, etc. Then, I realize that Republican or Democrat, the outcome will probably be the same ... if the house holds, it will be same-old, same-old, regardless of who holds the senate.

And, then, should Cochran be rewarded with another 6 years for what he just did?

27 posted on 06/26/2014 12:51:51 PM PDT by JustSurrounded
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To: grania

No, voting for the dem does not send any kind of a message to the GOPe. It tells them the GOP should be more like the democrats. The answer is to vote for a conservative third party candidate. This tells the GOPe loud and clear just exactly how strong the conservative movement is within the GOP. This might still elect the democrat candidate but it does not give much of a mandate. Please, do not ever vote for a democrat in a national election, there is always an alternative.


28 posted on 06/26/2014 12:55:13 PM PDT by erkelly
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To: Mr. K

We don’t know what he’d vote for since he’s senile.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 12:55:54 PM PDT by Andy'smom (How many more acts of love can we take?)
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To: anymouse

Wrong, if Cochran is elected, the GOPe knows it can get away with any kind of despicable sleazy lies and election fraud. They know they can do as they please, kick the conservatives to the curb, and they will just come back for more. We need to stop voting for these people, EVER!


30 posted on 06/26/2014 12:57:07 PM PDT by erkelly
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To: BigEdLB
The execrable Thad Cochran is a socialist and a traitor. A vote for the execrable Thad Cochran is a vote for taking money at gunpoint from the Productive Class and handing it to the Parasite Class. This was his campaign promise, and have no doubt that he will honor it.

Thad Cochran delenda est

31 posted on 06/26/2014 1:00:33 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: erkelly

Ha. I’d love to see McDaniel concede and endorse the Democrat as being the only pro-life, pro-gun candidate for MS. THAT would put Haley and Cockroach in a bind.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 1:38:13 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yeah, here we go. Give the seat to the democrat.

Chris lost. He didn’t lose fair and square, we know that, but he lost. Let’s hold our noses and keep the republican in office.

I’m not from MS so it’s not fight, but dammit our goal is to take the Senate. Chris will have his day, but for now let’s draw together and keep it a republican seat.


33 posted on 06/26/2014 1:56:47 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: BigEdLB
As I said, for whom Cochran will vote for when the senate is organized in Jan 2015... Big Difference

Wouldn't be the first time that Harry Reid bribed an elected Republican to change parties so he could maintain control of the Senate.

34 posted on 06/26/2014 8:33:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: nikos1121
but for now let’s draw together and keep it a republican seat.

Tell that to Eric Cantor and his fellow RINOs.

They are not team payers as you would have McDaniels be.

35 posted on 06/26/2014 8:38:24 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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