Skip to comments.Question: Can JILL McDaniel run for Senate in Mississippi as a write-in?
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:
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.
Recalling her situation made me think of this.
If Chris can't run, can his wife?
Good question —
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!
A sore loser law?
Biting my tongue..
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!
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.
Karl Rove thanks you for voting for the lesser of two evils
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?
well when your vote is DEM -vs- DEM whaqt difference does it make?
Cochran will never vote to remove obamacare or impeach
>> 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for independents has passed, and Mississippi will count write-in votes only if an “on ballot” candidate has died or withdrawn.
As I said, for whom Cochran will vote for when the senate is organized in Jan 2015... Big Difference
Yeah, my bad.
She has two young boys. They are more important than we are.
If it happens, so be it.
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.
Can you source that? I couldn't find any info from ballotpedia, which seemed to be a fairly objective source.
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.
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.
Mississippi Code: 23-15-365
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 its a primary, special or general election at
any level of government, said Pamela Weaver, communications director of the secretary of
But every election ballot includes a space for write-in candidates, whether or not one
is needed for that race. Its there just in case a write-in does become eligible.
And thats perhaps where the confusion occurs, since some people see the space and assume
write-ins are allowed in all elections.
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