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Cochran Wins, But McDaniel Camp Eying Legal Challenges
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 24, 2014 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 06/24/2014 9:05:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) survived the most intense challenge he’s ever faced in his 41-year political career, winning a runoff against conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

The Associated Press called the race for Cochran, who is up nearly 6,000 votes with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

A source close to McDaniel told Breitbart News that he is considering legal challenges over ballots. Democrats who voted for Cochran on Tuesday but voted three weeks ago in the Democratic primary in the state were not allowed to vote in Tuesday’s election.

Election results indicate Cochran's late appeal to Democratic voters paid off, with the incumbent senator picking up sizable vote totals in precincts with heavily black populations. Partisanship in Mississippi is largely polarized on racial lines, and Cochran allies paid key Democratic operatives to help turn out the vote....

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


TOPICS: Mississippi; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2014; cochran; democrats; fraud; gop; mcdaniel; mississippi; voterfraud

1 posted on 06/24/2014 9:05:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McDaniel should fight on and never concede. Even if it is over he should never endorse Cochran.


2 posted on 06/24/2014 9:06:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Agree... this is war!


3 posted on 06/24/2014 9:08:14 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He should fight, and go ‘write in’ if he loses ...


4 posted on 06/24/2014 9:08:23 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: GeronL

If he doesn’t, that woild be remarkable.


5 posted on 06/24/2014 9:08:29 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Challenge, challenge, challenge!!

Recount, recount, recount!!

There is no way Cochran won this thing legitimately.


6 posted on 06/24/2014 9:09:49 PM PDT by Falcon28
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Challenge, challenge, challenge!!

Recount, recount, recount!!

There is no way Cochran won this thing legitimately.


7 posted on 06/24/2014 9:10:20 PM PDT by Falcon28
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thad Cochran got by with a little help from his friends, the RATS.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 9:10:24 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is serious blowback coming to the MS politicians who supported
Cochran and the dirty trick played on conservatives there.
Don’t know what form it will take, or when it will happen, but blowback
is coming.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 9:14:06 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: GeronL

McDaniel supporters should not vote for Cochran in the General, also. Any other Republican who has done the same in other states. Using RAT votes and tactics to defeat people who stand for Principles of Constitution do not deserve General Election support!!


10 posted on 06/24/2014 9:14:49 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Falcon28

There is no way Cochran won this thing legitimately.

On what basis do you say this? If Cochran got democrats out ala Operation Chaos to vote for him to thwart the tea party candidate, you may not like it, but it’s “legitimate”.

Lying and spreading fear isn’t nice either but it’s a standard dirty trick used by all politicians.


11 posted on 06/24/2014 9:16:24 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thad won by roughly 7,000 votes tonight. Hinds county is roughly 75% Dem. A robo call went out stating “say no to the tea party. They hate the first black president... say no to the tea party by voting for Thad”

The call was placed mainly to african americans in MS

Here are the number from the main targeted county.. Hinds:

On June 3rd

T. Cochran (i)
65.7%
10,928

C. McDaniel
33.8%
5,621

TONIGHT:

T. Cochran (i)
72.0%
17,927

C. McDaniel
28.0%
6,962

Total vote count with 99.8% reporting:

189,355 thad
182,756 McDaniel

I will say this:

McDaniel is VERY unlikely to win a challenge and he’ll get the ‘sore loser move on give it up’ from the media and political establishment.

Smarter play is to concede and get ready for the next election.

He WON among Republican voters (see above).

Fight those local races and state GOP apparatus to make it a closed primary.

No way a challenge with 5,000 vote gap would work. I’d say that’s a 1 in 1000 shot.

That versus keeping all the political good will - everyone in the damn state knows it was stolen from him - and coming back.
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12 posted on 06/24/2014 9:16:26 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: windsorknot
Thad Cochran got by with a little help from his friends, the RATS.

And the MS RINOs by Misprision of a felony

18 U.S. Code § 4 - Misprision of felony


13 posted on 06/24/2014 9:16:30 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Steelers6

Someone in MS needs to lead a campaing to leave Senate ballot blank, vote for Dem or write in a candidate.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 9:16:51 PM PDT by scbison
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Looking at county data, Cochran's #MSSEN win is almost entirely attributable to a large turnout increase among black voters b/t 6/3 and 6/24

— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) June 25, 2014

15 posted on 06/24/2014 9:17:36 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: bigbob

The challenge would go this way:

Did the voter who voted in the runoff vote in the primary?

YES or NO?

If YES, did they vote for the Republican candidates? If not, they should have been excluded at the poll from doing so and could be challenged now as an illegitimate vote.

Very unlikely the black polling places policed any of this unless there was a Tea Party poll watcher there - and the RINOs were fighting against allowing poll watchers.

If NO, they can cross over (at least that’s what I’ve read) and vote Republican.

You’d have to find 5,000 cases where votes were cast improperly but... even then you don’t know who they actually voted for.

So you’d have to ask for a re-election?

It’d be a mess and courts don’t want to undo election results. Very low chance of success.

McDaniel, tough as it is, needs to concede and move on keeping the good will he’s built up.

If he fights, he’ll be a ‘sore loser give it a rest move on do what’s good for the state’ guy. Plus, the general is coming up.

There’s no ‘win’ at this point other than to move on.

Go after THE PARTY within the state. Take control of that and rewrite the sleazy open primary rules.


16 posted on 06/24/2014 9:20:52 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McDaniel....show your heart..your soul....FIGHT this...


17 posted on 06/24/2014 9:23:18 PM PDT by cherry
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To: 11th_VA

I agree - right now our bigger enemy is the Republican establishment.


18 posted on 06/24/2014 9:25:40 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: 11th_VA

He should fight, and go ‘write in’ if he loses ...


Exactly! I feel like the GOP e has stabbed conservatives in the back.


19 posted on 06/24/2014 9:26:15 PM PDT by boycott
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To: TigerClaws

OK, I see, you’d have to prove that some voters should not have been able to vote. While it’s wrong if they were allowed to, in addition to the cries of “sore loserman”, if as you say the potential for illegal votes is greatest in the black precincts, you can add “racism” and “voter intimidation” on top of that, regardless of the falsity of the claims. And Cochran has already been telling voters that McDaniel was out to stop blacks from voting.

Better to pick a different battle, seems to me. But thanks for the detailed explanation.


20 posted on 06/24/2014 9:26:29 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Steelers6
and to what end?....another rat taking a seat?

when so called conservatives and pubs etc LEARN how to fight like rats, then we'll win elections....

Cochran won by using rat tactics....he played right into the rats hand....and now they're going to stir the pot so they relect Cochrans rat opponent....

they know how to push buttons and pull strings.....we just don't....

21 posted on 06/24/2014 9:26:48 PM PDT by cherry
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To: bigbob
If Cochran got democrats out ala Operation Chaos to vote for him to thwart the tea party candidate, you may not like it, but it’s “legitimate”.

That's a false equivalency.

22 posted on 06/24/2014 9:28:21 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: TigerClaws

On its face the numbers look daunting alright, you are correct, but, black liberals have been willing to vote illegally, as in after they already have voted in the democrat party.

Divided as we are it may prove surprising the extent they are willing to go to steal an election, and they like NEVER get put to the test.

That has to change and they need to get burned on theft, and I want to know those numbers.


23 posted on 06/24/2014 9:28:22 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: TigerClaws
You’d have to find 5,000 cases where votes were cast improperly

There were likely far more than that. I presume there are records of the names of the voters at both the June 3rd and June 24th elections. If so, I don't know how a court could do other than throw out the result.

24 posted on 06/24/2014 9:28:26 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: scbison

you’re nothing but a democrat plant......why would you suggest handing another seat to the rats?...obammy and his minions not enough for you?....


25 posted on 06/24/2014 9:28:47 PM PDT by cherry
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To: TigerClaws

The only way to win is not to play.

...

Let the RINO’s lose in November. Conservatives should refuse to vote for them, not necessarily vote against them. If they keep losing maybe we could recapture the party, but I still doubt it. RINO’s are comfortable with losing to the Democrats.


26 posted on 06/24/2014 9:28:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: scbison

Just stick with suggesting a write-in, like McDaniels should do. Nobody here votes for Dems under any circumstances. We are not voting for liberals with an R on their tail either. (Well some are, but mostly we’ve wised up.)


27 posted on 06/24/2014 9:35:43 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He should challenge it, check all those votes to see if they were qualified to vote in the runoff. I’d think that Democrats who are political enough to vote would have voted in their own primary.

He should fight for the Republicans who elected him. He’ll be fighting Democrats not Republicans.

And when the media and GOPe start bragging that the establishment won we should always correct them. The GOP establishment lost the Republican vote, that’s a fact.


28 posted on 06/24/2014 9:36:15 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: TigerClaws

Lisa Murkowski proudly sits in the Senate today because she was a “sore loser.” She didn’t give up and move on. That’s part of our problem - we play too nice with the dirty tricksters.


29 posted on 06/24/2014 9:38:55 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: Kenny

He is considering a challenge, according to Breitbart.com a few minutes ago. Haven’t heard he has yet conceded, so something may actually be up.

If he concedes, he can not challenge.


30 posted on 06/24/2014 9:39:24 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Catsrus

Amen to THAT, on all counts.


31 posted on 06/24/2014 9:40:28 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Heck, they have them by kicking out legitimate poll watchers. They follow the same MO every time. They use 2 for 1 voting machines. They use fake counting. They use fake voters. They kick out legitimate poll watchers. They keep the vote and polls close enough so they just go over the line. Happens this way in every election with the elite. It that isn’t voter fraud, I don’t know what is.


32 posted on 06/24/2014 9:41:33 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: RitaOK

Hope he knows how much support he’ll have if he challenges.


33 posted on 06/24/2014 9:41:40 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: TigerClaws

Well said.....I agree with your analysis.


34 posted on 06/24/2014 9:45:28 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: bigbob

I remember when Kennedy told General Dynamic workers in Fort Worth Nixon was going to shut them down if they did not vote for Kennedy. I was in the 6th grade. We had kids in the classrooms crying because they thought Daddy was going to lose his job. Politicians are cruel and mean creatures.


35 posted on 06/24/2014 9:47:45 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Kenny

Yes! Someone I believe it’s on the MISS. open thread has 1000.00 ready to go, if he challenges to campaign as a write in.


36 posted on 06/24/2014 9:55:47 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dollars to donuts the Cochran win isn’t legit, especially after the reaction to his prior loss.
How much you want to bet there were deals struck with the dems, a deal with the devil for a Cochran primary “win”?
(Which will later see those same dem voters not vote for him..but for his dem opponent instead.)


37 posted on 06/24/2014 10:08:30 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: TigerClaws
"If he fights, he’ll be a ‘sore loser give it a rest move on do what’s good for the state.."

being a sore loser and standing up to bullies are two entirely different things... McDaniel needs to stand up to this crap and we need to be ready to support him financially for any legal challenges he may instigate...

38 posted on 06/24/2014 10:19:28 PM PDT by true believer forever (Lord, Give me this mountain.)
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To: cherry

Heard this one so many times. Cockrat just treated real Republicans like the Socialists do, hell his daughter is one. Vote out McConnell, Goober Graham, and Cockrat in General


39 posted on 06/24/2014 10:44:49 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Somebody help me out here. I too wanted McDaniel to win. However, Thad is old and has an ACU rating of 88.

Why not graciously concede and be ready to run again next time...and make sure it’s a closed primary?


40 posted on 06/24/2014 10:51:55 PM PDT by proudpapa (Scott Walker - 2016)
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To: proudpapa

Let me explain ACU rating.

GOPer votes to bring leftwing legislation to the floor from his committee seat, then votes against it knowing it will still pass.

He gets a good grade from the ACU.


41 posted on 06/24/2014 10:53:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: All

I suggest each of us save images of those nasty fliers Rove et al handed out in Miss. Attacking McDaniel and each and every time we get solititations in the mail from any RINO group wanting political donations you box up a brick and enclose the flier with a note saying NEVER AGAIN!


42 posted on 06/24/2014 10:56:48 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: TigerClaws

Cochran won’t finish the term. Someone named Barbour will be appointed to fill the seat, and he will defend it as an incumbent for forty years.


43 posted on 06/25/2014 1:04:01 AM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cochran played a race card


44 posted on 06/25/2014 3:58:12 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: GeronL

I know. And that is one of the reasons I wanted him gone. But at this point what are our options?


45 posted on 06/25/2014 10:28:23 PM PDT by proudpapa (Scott Walker - 2016)
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