Skip to comments.Mitch McConnell: Itís Clear Thad Cochran Won Mississippi Runoff
Posted on 07/09/2014 1:19:15 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky dismissed allegations from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, of impropriety in the Mississippi Republican primary but noted its an issue for state officials to decide.
I assume the people in Mississippi will look at what ever complaints are filed, McConnell told reporters Tuesday when asked to comment on Cruzs call for an investigation in to voter fraud. That is what typically happens in a post election situation if there are complaints filed they are dealt with at the state level.
I think its pretty clear who won. Sen. [Thad Cochran, R-Miss.,] ran a very successful runoff campaign and got the most votes, McConnell added. But anybody is entitled to contest the outcome and that well may happen in Mississippi.
Cochran defeated state Sen. Chris McDaniel by more than 7,000 votes in the GOP runoff on June 24. The senator did so, in part, by reaching out to African American voters, who tend to vote for Democrats in general elections.
Back on Capitol Hill, the Cochran-McDaniel feud has become a proxy fight between McConnell and Cruz. McConnell backed the incumbent, Cochran. Cruz, a tea party conservative, previously supported Senate Conservatives Fund, which backed McDaniel.
McConnells comments come after Cruz was a guest Monday night on Mark Levins radio show where he said that allegations of voter fraud should be investigated and prosecutions should follow. Cruz blamed establishment Republicans for orchestrating the Cochran strategy.
What we know at the outset is that Chris McDaniel won a sizable majority of the votes from Republicans who voted in the runoff, Cruz said. But the DC machine spent hundreds of thousands of dollars urging some 30,000 to 40,000 partisan Democrats to vote in the runoff, which changed the outcome.
All of us want to grow the party, Cruz continued. But what the DC machine did was not try to grow the party. Instead, the ads they ran were charged false attacks and they were explicit promises to continue and expand the welfare state. And nobody has suggested that the Democrats who voted in the primary will vote Republican in the general election. They were actually recruited to pick who the Republican nominee was and that is unprincipled and its wrong.
But even more troubling [is that] in the past week or so, we have serious allegations of voter fraud, Cruz said. And I very much hope that no Republican was involved in voter fraud. But these allegations need to be vigorously investigated and anyone involved in criminal conduct should be prosecuted.
Sure Cockran won but did he win fair and square?
Sure he got the most votes but were the votes legally cast?
I didnt like the idea of open primaries when the idea was first put forward and I think it should be obvious now to any observer why they are a bad idea.
hmmmmm...whatev. Cowabunga dude!
Does McConnel think slandering tea partiers as racist is acceptable for the Republican party?
Fock DemocRat McCornhole. A worthless Rat enabler.
Mitch McConnell supporting Voter Fraud...no surprise there
Yeah, for sure. It will be “clear” to McConnell after the general that Cochran’s new found black supporters went back home to the Democrats. And, that Conservatives and TEA Party’ers stayed home thereby giving the seat to the Dem’s. And, McConnell will continue as Minority Leader and Americans will continue to be screwed by Harry Reid. GOP is run by idiots....
You mean GOP enablers. The DC politicians fear hemp rope and pitchforks. One of the creators of “Social Security” responded to questioning about stability of the Ponzi scheme by admitting it would fall apart but “you and I will be dead by then”. Guess what? They are both dead. The Uniparty knows they cannot afford to let the Tea Party anywhere near the levers of power or the game is over.
People in MS probably don’t mind a little voter fraud ever now and then so long as their friendly incumbent benefits.
Kentuckians will be last to figure things out, or would that be the Mississippians? Or the Palmetto people of the southeast?
I swear the GOP wants to lose in 2016 and the majority in the House as well.
Darn but there’s some mighty stupid people running that party.
The EXEMPT Princes:
"We must win at all costs to protect our Obama."
I hope Grimes cleans his sorry clock in November.
Thad Cochran delenda est.
Yo, Mitch McChinless, should we be surprised that you are cool with vote fraud election stealing?
I’m a Kentuckian. I figured things out a long time ago. Helped get rid of Ben Chandler. Remains to be seen if Andy Barr is any better. Only negative I know about Barr is that he’s a dang lawyer. Been trying mightily to get rid of Mitch McConnell. Had hoped that Matt Bevin would get him in the primary. Didn’t happen. Alison Lundergan Grimes might knock off Mitch in November but that ain’t the way I wanted it done. Oh well, there’s not a nickel’s worth of difference in the two parties now anyway.
BARF Alert! Has Mitch McConnell switched to being a Democrat or is now just a liberal RINO??? Is he looking to be a more whacky RINO than McCain???
Is this over?
Cochran did not win.
Vote: a collective expression of will as inferred from a number of votes:
There was no expression of will in the votes that were bought except the will to make %15. The dead who voted sure weren’t expressing their will. The only people who cast LEGITIMATE votes, votes that were intended to express THEIR will for THEIR candidate were the legal votes of people who knew who was running and picked the one they wanted to represent them.
Can the GOPe please just retire?
No but Mitch is trying to give the impression it's over. I think that's a good sign for McDaniel, that Mitch is trying to prepare people for the challenge.
Mitch: There will be a challenge but just procedure, 'nothing to see here, move along'.
Or maybe 'Don't look behind the curtain' would be more appropriate.
No Mitch its becoming clear Cochran stole the election.
There is also the article (Gannett paper) about how the Campaign Manager illegally paid campaign worker Amanda Shook $50,000 to $55,000. That brings the FEC into this MESS.
Mitch McConnell thinks he is doing daamage control.
Originally, Ted Cruz and others claimed that Thad Cochran won.
They now are backtracking BIGTIME on their remarks...
a-hole.. Mitch McCapitulaor McConnell
a muffled voice for status quo.
They’re not leaving unless they are forced to leave.
The force out the GOPe we must!
I hope Grimes cleans his sorry clock in November.
I’m thinking she will. Why would Tea Party folks, and other true Conservatives, vote for a man who, in the Primaries, vowed to crush them? If I lived in KY, I wouldn’t stay home, I’d either skip the Senate race and vote in the down ballot contests or, I’d vote for Grimes.
HE WHO DOES NOT LIKE REVENGE HAS NEVER TASTED IT!
Mitch McConnell: Its Clear Thad Cochran Won Mississippi Runoff
Kentucky’s True Conservatives: It’s clear that Mitch McConnell will get his butt handed to him on November 4th.
It’s gonna be fun around here in the Fall when the demands are made to support the RINOs.