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As Cochran Courts Blacks, Tea Party Vows to Police Polls
The New York Times ^ | June 24, 2014 | Jonathan Weisman

Posted on 06/24/2014 3:22:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — With only hours before the polls were to close in the Republican Senate runoff here, Senator Thad Cochran’s campaign was still reaching out to traditional black Democrats in his effort to defeat his Tea Party-backed opponent, State Senator Chris McDaniel. But turnout in African-American precincts appeared to be low, and McDaniel supporters were optimistic.

The hard feelings generated by the race were also in evidence, with both conservative groups and the N.A.A.C.P. sending out poll watchers to look for what they considered to be fraud or intimidation. The United States Justice Department also said that it was “aware of concerns about voter intimidation and is monitoring the situation.”

In downtown Hattiesburg, Miss., a trickle of Democratic voters filtered out of the Court Street United Methodist Church on Tuesday afternoon, saying they had voted for a Republican for the first time in their lives — and all of them had voted for Mr. Cochran....

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Mississippi; Campaign News; Parties; Polls; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2014; blacks; cochran; democrats; ericholder; mcdaniel; mississippi; teaparty
Playing with fire.
1 posted on 06/24/2014 3:22:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Only 1:30 to go now.


2 posted on 06/24/2014 3:23:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In MS, the TP might actually be able to police the polls.


3 posted on 06/24/2014 3:24:11 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Paladin2

How’s this race going so far? Any news yet?


4 posted on 06/24/2014 3:24:28 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If blacks are voting in a Deep South GOP primary there is no such thing as voter suppression.


5 posted on 06/24/2014 3:24:29 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

If Black Democrats who didn’t vote in early June and are not politically active are showing up at GOP primary where is the voter intimidation?


6 posted on 06/24/2014 3:25:41 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Tell that to General Holder and Valerie Jarrett.


7 posted on 06/24/2014 3:26:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: uncitizen

There’s an open thread.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 3:26:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Found it. Thanks.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 3:27:41 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: uncitizen

some interesting comments on the following news articles.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/updates-from-the-mississippi-senate-runoff/?_php=true&_type=blogs&module=BlogPost-Title&version=Blog%20Main&contentCollection=Politics&action=Click&pgtype=Blogs&region=Body&_r=0

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2014/06/24/ms-runoff-election-blog/11302767/


10 posted on 06/24/2014 3:30:45 PM PDT by deport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a true tear in the social fabric. Is the Uniparty trying to make itself mainstream?


11 posted on 06/24/2014 3:32:45 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: uncitizen
Allow me to provide a pic from the scene down in Mississippi
12 posted on 06/24/2014 3:40:20 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When a republican asks a black to vote for a republican because they need their votes to win but not because of their beliefs, it smacks of racism.


13 posted on 06/24/2014 3:40:37 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: deport

Wow! So many RATs suddenly voting Republican! such BS! RATs vote RAT and they NEVER change!


14 posted on 06/24/2014 3:42:13 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Viennacon

So funny. Cochran can’t get enuf Republicans to vote for him, so he begs for RAT votes. And the GOP sees nothing wrong with this picture....


15 posted on 06/24/2014 3:44:18 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
Are you nuts? This is the New York Times.
I am sure they will be able to find at least one octogenarian from the Delta that voted in the Democrat primary and was not allowed to vote in the Republican runoff. Or some poor homeless 16-17 year old that was disenfranchised by a TeaParty memeber wearing a robe and hood axing for an ID.
Black Voter suppression is rampant in Mississippi, doncha know.
16 posted on 06/24/2014 3:47:14 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting history I have been reading today. When Senator Cochran ran in 1978, he was elected with 45% of the vote. He was the first Republican senator from Mississippi since Reconstruction. He won that race due to Charles Evers siphoning a huge amount of voters from the Democrat candidate who I never heard of and can’t remember his name after just reading it five minutes ago. In today’s election, Charles Evers has been putting out the call for black voters to support Senator Cochran. How ironic if this is the way Thad wins this runoff.

Does anyone have a copy of Newt and Haley’s contract with America?


17 posted on 06/24/2014 3:53:56 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: deport

Sorry, but, those articles are not very encouraging.


18 posted on 06/24/2014 4:19:42 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Din Maker

Low turnout would seem to favor McDaniel imo. His people
are going to get out I would think.


19 posted on 06/24/2014 4:23:56 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Do you think if someone who voted RAT their whole life, suddenly decided they were gonna vote Republican, that that meant that that person was up to here with the establishment political system? and if that was so, wouldn’t it be more likely that they would be in favor of the TEA party as opposed to an establishment GOP candidate?


20 posted on 06/24/2014 4:32:24 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: uncitizen

When it’s game playing I don’t understand the thinking either.


21 posted on 06/24/2014 4:47:55 PM PDT by deport
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To: uncitizen

where is the open thread? can you post a link? Thanks.


22 posted on 06/24/2014 5:39:32 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: entropy12

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3171648/posts


23 posted on 06/24/2014 5:44:11 PM PDT by uncitizen
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