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McDaniel to Challenge Election Results in Court
WTOK-TV / The Associated Press ^ | July 4, 2014

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....

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


TOPICS: Mississippi; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: cochran; gop; mcdaniel; mississippi; ms2014

1 posted on 07/04/2014 1:04:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The good thing for him, this isn’t Minniesoda.


2 posted on 07/04/2014 1:05:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Charles Johnson is confident this will be overturned.


3 posted on 07/04/2014 1:11:52 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Viennacon

I’m confident Thad will withdraw when he sees how close to him the prosecutions are going to get.


4 posted on 07/04/2014 1:13:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


5 posted on 07/04/2014 1:15:01 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I would assume the vote "verifiers" are taking the day off. Hope so. Come back with renewed vigor on Monday. About 5K fraudulent votes or at least "irregularities" now. Surely one week from today we will know if the number exceeds 6700.

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!!

6 posted on 07/04/2014 1:15:13 PM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: Zhang Fei

No, an independent run or write-in are not options for him under Mississippi law.


7 posted on 07/04/2014 1:19:15 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: Zhang Fei

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.


8 posted on 07/04/2014 1:35:06 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


9 posted on 07/04/2014 1:40:56 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Zhang Fei

>> Whether McDaniel wins or loses in court, he has poisoned the well.

Yeah. Right.

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?


10 posted on 07/04/2014 1:51:00 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Zhang Fei

McDaniel poisoned the well?


11 posted on 07/04/2014 1:53:20 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Zhang Fei

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.


12 posted on 07/04/2014 2:05:10 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Zhang Fei

"McDaniel has become a one-man leper colony, a pariah of sorts"

You see the trees, but missed the forest. "We", the God-fearing, patriotic America loving, Constitution following, Founding Fathers respecting, free grass roots Citizens are the "lepers" and "pariah" in the eyes of the progressive liberal God-hating anti-Americans who have embedded themselves in our government in both parties. McDaniel is a only a tree; I'm a tree; you're a tree; but "we" are the forest. And our enemies, foreign and domestic, have every intention of slashing and burning us from the edges right to our very core. McDaniel stands on a hill. And it's a good hill to live or die on. I stand with him.


13 posted on 07/04/2014 2:23:35 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Zhang Fei
-- I expect that in GOP establishment circles, McDaniel has become a one-man leper colony, a pariah of sorts. --

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.

14 posted on 07/04/2014 2:30:54 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Zhang Fei

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.


15 posted on 07/04/2014 2:34:28 PM PDT by livius
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To: Zhang Fei

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 ...


16 posted on 07/04/2014 2:45:12 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: Zhang Fei

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
the well.


19 posted on 07/04/2014 3:06:35 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being rained on by their own party!)
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To: El Zoro

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.


20 posted on 07/04/2014 3:07:13 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Zhang Fei
Many of the people who voted for Cochran weren't going to vote for him in the General Election in November, whether or not McDaniel challenges the race or not.

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!

21 posted on 07/04/2014 3:28:30 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Zhang Fei
he has poisoned the well

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.

22 posted on 07/04/2014 3:33:24 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Zhang Fei

Whether McDaniel wins or loses in court, he has poisoned the well.

No Way.

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.


23 posted on 07/04/2014 3:36:11 PM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


24 posted on 07/04/2014 3:55:39 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Remember Mississippi!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
McDaniel, any day now not good enough. Even one day is too long since before anything can happen with slow movement will end in Cockran being certified by the communists power in Mississippi.
25 posted on 07/04/2014 3:59:05 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
One poster said that the treacherous Barbour/Cochran will defeat this by waiting just before the November Election to Validate the July 24, 2014 results.

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).

26 posted on 07/04/2014 9:49:31 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Zhang Fei

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.


27 posted on 07/04/2014 10:06:49 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

They will be here begging for our votes in November.


28 posted on 07/04/2014 10:07:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Zhang Fei
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.

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?

29 posted on 07/05/2014 10:31:26 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Zhang Fei

McDaniel should never ever ever give up.


30 posted on 07/05/2014 4:40:43 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: Kenny

Very well said. I think this guy is a troll.


31 posted on 07/05/2014 4:41:28 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: Zenjitsuman

We need a can of raid for cockroach.


32 posted on 07/05/2014 4:43:44 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: Zhang Fei

So many great replies to your baseless comment, no need for me to add a thing.


33 posted on 07/05/2014 5:03:41 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

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!!!

https://2014.senateconservatives.com/challenge/step1?c=b3144af6d19261ac2aec81c27e75ccb5


34 posted on 07/05/2014 5:09:50 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: GilGil
I think this guy is a troll.

I think you're right.

35 posted on 07/05/2014 8:27:36 PM PDT by Kenny
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