Skip to comments.Question: What's going on in the MS GOP Senate primary?
Posted on 07/31/2014 12:06:01 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
McDaniel et al doing anything? Haven't heard any news on this beyond a week or so ago when various counties refused to turn over/give access to their voter records.
MS high court rejected the challenge. McDaniel trying federal court I think.
|By CONOR BELL
An attorney for the Chris McDaniel campaign agreed last week to dismiss a suit in Neshoba County Circuit Court alleging that Circuit Clerk Patti Duncan Lee withheld voting records following the June 24 Republican run-off for U. S. Senate.
Though the hearing was set for 9 a.m., Lee told the courtroom audience 30 minutes later that Judge Marcus Gordon had an emergency hearing in nearby Scott County and would not be back until 11 a.m.
It was during the wait for Judge Gordon that County Attorney Wade White and McDaniel's attorney, Mitch Tyner, reached an agreement to dismiss the suit. McDaniel was not present for the hearing.
In the order of dismissal, the two parties agreed that Lee was "proper in her action" to not allow McDaniel's representatives to examine both the ballot boxes and poll books simultaneously.
Furthermore, the order said if the ballot box and poll book materials where intermingled without proper supervision, it could "adversely affect the integrity of the election materials."
It reaffirmed the Supreme Court's ruling on July 17 that poll books are a "matter of public record" and in the "proper form" can be inspected by anyone upon request.
McDaniel lost the run-off by more than 7,000 votes and is still threatening a challenge over what his campaign is calling widespread voter fraud.
Judge Gordon signed the order around noon after arriving at the courthouse in Philadelphia.
White said he was confident that the county would have prevailed had they gone forward because Lee, the poll workers and election commissioners "are professional and follow the law."
"I did my job and the order indicates that I did my job," Lee said. "I was prepared to go to a full-blown hearing, but I think the outcome would've been the same either way."
Lee said additional people representing McDaniel came to review the poll books later that afternoon.
Tyner and McDaniel's spokesman Noel Fritch would not return any calls or release any comments.
The McDaniel camp claimed that Lee denied two representatives access to poll books and other election materials due to "privacy concerns" and "public records disclosure requirements."
Lee said she gave the duo what they wanted, a ballot box examination which allowed them to review the contents in the boxes.
"A poll book review is different because poll books are not in the ballot boxes," the Circuit Clerk said. "They [the representatives] were welcome to do a poll book review, but they could not review it and the ballot boxes simultaneously."
Earlier in the month, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that circuit clerks must redact voters' birth dates before poll books are open for public inspection.
The Justices ruled that poll books are controlled by the state Public Records Act, which specifies that Social Security numbers, telephone numbers, dates of birth and age information must be removed before the public can examine certain documents.
What’s going on in the TN primary with the punk wamp who has never held any kind of job that wasn’t interfamilia? good ole TN grafters they are.
Excuse please—meant the rep’s. primary in TN, corkhead is not up for re-elect and hence seriously suspect in general, as regards the “teat” of the TVA and its proposed privatization. All of which is on all of these tables, seriously. Weasles in TN, CINOs and RINOs.
Was wondering the same thing. Like I said early on, give me some facts, not allegations. I haven’t seen anything illegal yet. I really hope he finds something but, at this point, this one looks like it’s over.
That primary is a week from today. No expectation Wamp Junior will upset the incumbent Fleischmann.
“LAUREL, Miss. (WTVA) Republican Chris McDaniel now says Republicans cannot recognize Thad Cochran as the party’s nominee for the U.S. Senate race.
McDaniel’s legal team says the rules of the Republican National Committee allow only Republicans to vote in the selection of any nominee...”
Mrs Smith beat me to it.
Beg your pardon! Mr Smith
wow. that’s nice. thanks.
I don’t know that it’s good news...
Unless it was explicitly stated when it was adopted that the intent of the rule was to prevent crossover voters from making the difference in an open primary.
“(b) No state Republican Party rule or state
law shall be observed that allows persons who have
participated or are participating in the selection of any
nominee of a party other than the Republican Party,
including, but not limited to, through the use of a multiparty
primary or similar type ballot, to participate in the
selection of a nominee of the Republican Party for that
general election. No person nominated in violation of
this rule shall be recognized by the Republican National
Committee as the nominee of the Republican Party
from that state.”
The rule sounds good but IANAL and don’t expect the plain language to be followed.