Skip to comments.Press Conference: We Found A Lot! This Is Much Bigger Than MS
Posted on 07/16/2014 11:14:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
One of the things I admire most about Senator Chris McDaniel is that he is keeping the fire burning. His updates not only help us keep our spirits high they restore confidence in our elected officials. He is still a state senator and he could have chosen the path of less resistance but he is fighting for the integrity of the process. Its not as easy as he has made it look. There has been a lot of pressure for him to not pursue this but he remains focused but he is staying close to supporters who are following this with great interest and is keeping his word. We cannot ask for more but he still needs support for his legal defense. The challenge will be filed within 10 days.
Video by David: McDaniel addresses national and local media on the current status of the Mississippi Senate primary run-off. The campaign is represented by Mississippi Senator Michael Watson and McDaniel lead attorney, Mitch Tyner.
(My transcribed notes) Mississippi Senator Michael Watson: We cannot challenge the election yet without a FULL examination of election materials ◾Chris has gone to all 82 counties in Mississippi to look at the process to base the challenge on evidence found. ◾They have combed through roughly 400, 000 votes from June 24th and ◾They have combed through another 100,000 votes from June 3rd. They were given 12 days to do it but it cant be rightfully done when the Secretary of State stands in your way. ◾Theyve had to go to courts to ask for relief. ◾Yesterday was a huge win in Jackson county but they still having a 12 day window. The judge said there was no thanks needed, he was just following the law.
Senator Watson said that THIS IS MUCH BIGGER THAN CHRIS MCDANIEL. Accusations of illegality are disappointing and they do have deal with those before proceeding with legal action. ◾Issue of Race-Baiting ◾Not being granted access to the poll books. Must find funds to do so. The process is set up to be uncovered.
Attorney Mitch Tyner: Hurdles have been placed in front of the team the Media should be aware how unfair that is. Thats wrong and they have gone to the Supreme Court to Rule to say The candidate has an unfettered right to see all the materials of that race. This affects every voter of Mississippi. This is bigger than Mississippi. Tens of thousands of pages have been produced. Thanks to almost sixteen clerks who opened their ballot boxes and gave them unfettered access to the poll books.
Tyner thanked clerks who made sure there was a deputy there and they were able to open ballot boxes with unfettered access. He went on to the:
Million Dollar Question: What did we Find? ◾Votes are being bought ◾Ballot boxes have been stuffed ◾False Affidavit ballots ◾Invalid Affidavit Ballots ◾Invalid Absentee Ballots
He said he has heard this all his life and they are committed to finding it rooting it out and stopping it. Thank goodness Senator Michael Watson has seen this up close and can do something about in the next legislative session. He said that the third lawyer, Steve Thorton who wasnt present, was currently reviewing material, but of the four motions that had been heard, Michael Watson was on the side of right after making the arguments on all four of them. In every single case, the judge said yes, youre entitled to review the materials, all but one.
They are waiting for the Supreme Court to rule against the only one who imposed a cost on the candidate. The issue we want to make sure is that it doesnt matter how much money you have, you still get to look at the poll votes.
Thats the issue that we want to make sure that the Supreme Court rules on: that it doesnt matter how much money you have, you still get to look at the poll books, Tyner said.
Categories of information they encountered: ◾Crossover votes ◾Illegal Votes ◾Absentee Problems ◾Votes that were cast into the boxes to see how many people signed in to the votes cast
Problem after problem was found. They will put it into a packet and give the media, the U.S. Attorney, the FEC and the Mississippi Attorney General.
When the campaign files its challenge, it will publish all the evidence for the public to see. Were going to put it all together in a complete package, Tyner said. I was really hoping wed have it today. Monday, a week ago, I was sure we would. But I wasnt sure we were going to run into this many problems. Were going to get that together and at the same time we file a challenge, were going to give you a complete copy of it.
He praised Chris for not throwing in the towel. Chris said I want to root out the problems. I want integrity in the Process. If it root outs my political career so be it. Pete Perry was called out during the Q & A that followed (27:00)
~Q & A~
Chris McDaniel and Senator Micahel Watson
Truth and Justice Tour
Chris McDaniel keeping the fire burning as he waits 10 days to file legal action We are happy to announce that beginning Thursday, July 17, Chris will embark on his Truth and Justice Tour of Mississippi.
The first three stops are in DeSoto County, Tupelo, and Jackson, and we will be sure to update you with details on more events as soon theyre finalized. Please share this post with your friends, and well look forward to seeing you soon!
Thursday July 17, 2014 @ 6:30 PM Sweet Peas Table 8948 Midsouth Drive Olive Branch, MS 38654
Friday July 18, 2014 @ 6:30 PM Summit Center 852 N Gloster Street. Tupelo, MS 38804
Saturday July 19, 2014 @ 4:00 PM Holiday Inn Trustmark Park 110 Bass Pro Drive Pearl, MS 39208
I hope that they also have someone comparing signatures to pick up leads to impersonation (with false, easily generated on short nrtice, ID) voting. Take it to the bank that that will exist.
We may doze but we never close
here at your Ms info center
The good thing about this is McDaniel is relatively safe since there are numerous people who have gone public.
Haley's been mighty quiet. Usually he bloviates at the drop of a hat. Curious, eh?
BTW, Watson is very impressive..maybe we've found a primary opponent for Wicker in 2018?
Unintended consequences...when the McDaniel campaign releases proof of the massive voter fraud, look for the Holder DOJ to use it as evidence for the need for the VRA
Thanks a ton WKB!
Go Chris Go! RINO hunting at its finest.
God’s Speed McDaniels
After watching the video, it sounds like there are problems with votes in several different categories. It also sounds like there are not enough of them to equal the number Cochran won by. A Fed. judge may disqualify the election due to the fact that there are enough irregularities to cast doubt on the integrity of the election process. Additionally, they may do so because it could serve a political purpose of making the Republicans look like slime balls.
Thanks to almost sixteen clerks who opened their ballot boxes and gave them unfettered access to the poll books.That would be sixty, not sixteen. Most of the clerks did their job without being ordered to by a court. Good writeup, good presser.
One point stated but not emphasized was that McDaniel's lawyers think McDaniel won the primary outright (got over 50% of the valid ballots), rendering the runoff election unnecessary.
No doubt, a good number of Republicans are slime balls.
The judges decide based on the outcome they want, and that might be driven by the candidate they want to run against Childers.
Dey shoulda paid the black preacher...
McDaniel, Chris McDaniel.
If only we could use this model to build fraud-proof elections for everyone...before the absentee ballots are printed.
>>One point stated but not emphasized was that McDaniel’s lawyers think McDaniel won the primary outright (got over 50% of the valid ballots), rendering the runoff election unnecessary.<<
That would be huge, if they can make the case, although having a GOP Senate primary overturned for voter fraud would be a bit ironic since most of us tend to believe that it’s the Dems that perpetrate most of the election fraud.
It needs to be rooted out, regardless. Maybe purple fingers?
In this race, Barbour hired parts of the Democratic machine for runoff get-out-the-vote efforts. When you need fraud to win, no sense in running with amateurs.
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