Skip to comments.McDaniel to Challenge Election Results in Court
Posted on 07/04/2014 1:04:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Republican who lost a primary runoff election to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran says he plans to challenge the results in court "any day now."
Chris McDaniel says he believes there were thousands of irregularities.
In an interview with CNN Friday, McDaniel said what matters is that fraud be uncovered where it exists and many Mississippi residents are "very angry" because they think their votes in the June 24 primary were nullified by fraud....
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The good thing for him, this isn’t Minniesoda.
Charles Johnson is confident this will be overturned.
I’m confident Thad will withdraw when he sees how close to him the prosecutions are going to get.
Whether McDaniel wins or loses in court, he has poisoned the well. The publicity from the lawsuit means that many of the people who voted for him may end up not voting for Cochran. I expect that in GOP establishment circles, McDaniel has become a one-man leper colony, a pariah of sorts. He can’t run as an independent, but he can deny Cochran his seat.
Best of luck to all in MS who are pushing for this "election" to be tossed out by the courts. And best of luck to Mr. McDaniel and all supporting his cause!!
No, an independent run or write-in are not options for him under Mississippi law.
Where do you get your information? This kind of baseless rhetoric is what keeps people from exposing fraud, if you fight it you’re turning off voters, if you fight it, you’re ruining your career, if you fight it you’ll be seen as a sore loser.
BS, if you fight it you might put a dent in voter fraud, you might let people have the candidate they voted for, you might expose the GOP and Democrats for what they are.
Interesting poll in a link to another article at your referenced site. 68% of people who responded thus far do believe the “Reverend’s” charges of receiving money from the Cochran campaign in exchange for obtaining illegal votes.
>> Whether McDaniel wins or loses in court, he has poisoned the well.
And here’s a parallel to your premise: rape victims “poison the well” when they speak out against their assailants. Why, in a small town, they may never get hired or find a mate.
Do you agree?
McDaniel poisoned the well?
I disagree. If the votes that put Cochran over the top came from illegal sources then McDaniel won the conservative vote. In the general election he will again win the conservative vote.
Well, yeah. He was that when he decided to run against Cochran in the first place, don't ya' think? Once he demonstrated he can draw as many votes as the incumbent, in a primary, he's a marked man to the GOP establishment, which is ALL about protecting the incumbent, at all costs, no matter how liberal the incumbent is.
McDaniel was a pariah for forcing the runoff.
Normally, I’d agree with you, if I felt he were just a sore loser grasping at straws. But there is ample evidence in this case that there was fraud at all levels, and that it involved both Democrats and Republicans entering into an alliance to ensure a Cochran win by any means necessary.
I don’t think anybody, especially the people of Mississippi, benefit from just ignoring it.
McDaniel became Persona Non Grata to the GOPe the nano-second he challenged Cochran ... just as we peons become a pain in the ass to the GOPe when we serfs question our Over Lords ...
Poisoned the well?
It was the Cochran campaign that used race baiting and racist ads
against a member of their own party. And in the process poisoned
McDaniel is more than just a sore loser. There is clear evidence of ineligible votes and vote buying. If we value clean elections there needs to be a point where they are protested and litigated. The bad actors here are the GOPe..and we will make them pay one way or another.
They had no intention of voting for Cochran in November, they just didn't want McDaniel to win. They, or those who saw to it that they got out to vote against a genuine conservative, would rather run a RINO against a genuine liberal any day.
They will vote for the genuine article (liberal) come November!
This isn't merely a Mississippi trait, it happens in lots if other states as well.
Liberals link arms with crony capitalists to keep power in DC and freedom far away from real Americans!
Cochran and his GOP(e) cohorts initiated this scorched earth scenario. The damage that this has done with GOP (e)/Conservatives relations will reverberate for years.
Whether McDaniel wins or loses in court, he has poisoned the well.
Cockroach has done illegal things here, he and boss Hogg gined up black people by lying about Mcdaniel being a racist, and talking that he would cut off all their welfare programs.
The GOPe poisoned the well with lies, dirty campaigning and paying for Dems to vote in the GOP primary.
I have never seen a dirtier election.
So many remain silent on this, which means they were part of it. Phil Bryant, the NRSC,Reince Peckerhead, on down to small town mayors all over the state. Conservatives can’t trust no one. If Cochran is on the ballot I am voting Travis Childers this November
Poster Viennacon posted this in a number thread.
The election results need to be challenged immediately in court without the election being validated.
It is unclear that the treacherous Barbour/Cochran camp is able to wait to the last minute to do this (November to validate the election).
McDaniel won the earlier primary by a plurarity over Cochran.
Perhaps the Sore Loser Thad Cochran lost the Republican Primary and there the runoff is being hotly contested.
So at this point, Chris McDaniel should be on the November ballot (or this could be taken to court).
Perhaps it takes a few RINOs losing seats for the GOPe leaders to realize we got the numbers even though they got the cash. They need us - the grass roots workers and 90% of Republican voters who aren’t country clubbers — to win.
My thoughts were similar early on. No point in being a ‘sore loser’ or challenging as it can’t be proven, even though Rats obviously crossed over to help Thad steal it.
But here there are voter roles where you can clearly see someone voted in the Democrat primary and showed up and voted in the Republican run off.
Find 6,900 of those and it’s a slam dunk that the election results are in question as MS law prohibits that.
If Thad doesn’t run (rumors are he won’t) in a re-election situation, McDaniel is into the general against the Democrat.
Now, how many Republicans would again cross over and vote for the Democrat or not vote at all who would have otherwise voted Republican should McDaniel make the general election? No idea.
Either way, I’d imagine it’s an uphill battle for ANY Republican at this point in a statewide election.
They will be here begging for our votes in November.
Then I guess the "poisoning of the well" surely wasn't when McConnell and crew thew their weight behind a senile incumbent rather than support a candidate who will actually vote according to the party platform. It wasn't when Rove and crew started flinging charges of racism at a fellow Republican. It wasn't when the Cochran campaign started soliciting Democrats. It wasn't when they stooped to buying votes. No, McDaniel "poisoned the well" when he protested illegal votes in a race that he likely won legitimately.
Are you insane?
McDaniel should never ever ever give up.
Very well said. I think this guy is a troll.
We need a can of raid for cockroach.
So many great replies to your baseless comment, no need for me to add a thing.
Senate Conservatives Fund has set up an “Election Challenge Fund” for Chris.
So far, they’ve raised $41.5 of their $50k goal!!!
Go, Chris!!! Thank you SCF!!!
I think you're right.