Skip to comments.RUNOFF? MCDANIEL, COCHRAN BOTH UNDER 50 PERCENT AS FINAL VOTES COUNTED [McDaniel leads]
Posted on 06/03/2014 11:35:56 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi With final votes still being counted, Tea Party-backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel is poised to force a runoff against 42-year incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) in the GOP primary here, likely prompting a three-week dash to the finish of an epic race between conservatives and the GOP Establishment.
"Whether it's tomorrow or whether it's three weeks from now we will be victorious, McDaniel said during a speech to supporters here around 11:30 p.m. CT. Cochran did not plan to address his campaign rally, according to NBC reporter Kasie Hunt.
With 97.9 percent of precincts reporting, McDaniel was up nearly 3,000 votes at 49.6 percent to Cochran's 48.8 percent, according to the Associated Press.
The likely runoff follows an all-night nail-biter between Cochran and McDaniel that saw each candidate see-saw between winner and loser. McDaniel supporters at an event here were ecstatic, cheering loudly at the television whenever new results come in while a country rock band and bagpipe band take turns entertaining the crowd.
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Obama’s boy survived to live another day. I hate to think what the White House is going to do the next three weeks.
Pray and vote!
Why does there have to be a run-off? Does someone have to get over 50% to be declared a winner? If McDaniel got more votes that should be it, shouldn’t it?
No worries, this is a big victory for the Tea Party.
Because no one got 50%+1.
Before any complains: Remember that run-offs are the reason Ted Cruz is currently a U.S. Senator, instead of David Dewhurst.
“Obamas boy survived”
I don’t believe Senator Cochran is obama’s boy, I believe he’s Haley Barbour’s boy. You know there has to be a “king lobbyist” behind the “king of pork”.
It's a shame that doesn't apply at the federal level...Bill Clinton may have never been President under a '50% + 1' scenario...
What puzzles me is why would half of Mississippi's Republican voters vote for a faithless, senile, old fossil, who doesn't even live in the state anymore, over a younger, more dynamic Conservative candidate. Do they actually buy the crap sandwich that the GOP-E is selling them?
The national popular vote does not elect our Presidents.
It is an open Primary. Cochran was openly advocating that Democrats cross over to vote for him. This is the prime reason I hate open primaries.
That’s not how we do things here in the South. Winner needs 50% (rounded down) + 1. This is still a huge victory for the TEA Party. McDaniel should easily win the runoff.
Fortunately, the runoff is open only to those who voted in the primary. It’s not like Democrats can now show up en masse to vote for Cochran.
I am quite aware of that...
Does anybody know who got the 1.6% which went to neither of the front-runners?
I imagine the R establishment will pour money into the effort to keep Thad in office. Maybe there should be an effort here to raise funds for McDaniels.
Uh... your snarky isn’t working today. You totally blew past the point that ‘who knows what evil?” was making.
“It’s a shame that doesn’t apply at the federal level...Bill Clinton may have never been President under a ‘50% + 1’ scenario... “
He was implying that if, yes IF, this scenario applied to the Presidential election, Clinton never would have been elected. We all know all about the Electoral College. Thank you for playing.
Do you have a reference for that?
Does the Mississippi repub party have open primaries?
If “yes” above, who are the dems voting for?
Her come the lost ballot boxes, the demonRATS aren't the only ones that know how to play that sordid game.
This is a loss, a big loss, for Cochrane. He was the big money, insider crony and, despite tossing in the kitchen sink, he couldn’t pull out a win. McDaniel will be the next Senator from MS.
You’re right and the price of pork just went up.
Ah. I see my question re: open primaries was answered — I should read the whole thread before asking... *aw-shucks*
11 posted on Wed Jun 4 06:12:05 2014 by mazda77
The Tea Party movement is STILL ALIVE and ACTIVE!
A whole lot of vested interests are shaking in their boots at the thought of the man who is their meal ticket and connection to the power base , Thad Cochran, going down for the count.
Hey! Where are all the posters who yesterday said that Cochran would easily win?
Notice how all these old geezers in DC cling to their seats in DC until they leave in the stiff, horizontal position. The country club perks must be outstanding. Its way past due that we (their employers) send them away to their retirements already. The Senate especially is only a few steps away from becoming a senior hospice center for the infirmed and mentally disturbed. We TP’ers employ the ‘Out with the old and in with the bold’ method of ‘fundamental transformation’.
Congratulations to all you Mississippians. This is a big accomplishment.
Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. Congresscritters who get voted out of office just go up to K street and become high-paid lobbyists. They show up back in the halls of the Capitol building, peddling their influence. It's a virulently malignant system.
Unless I miss my guess this isn’t over. According to the Clarion-Ledger’s website, 9 precincts have not reported. I wonder why not. And do they have enough McDaniel votes to push him over 50%. Or, seeing that all but two are precincts in the Jackson area, are they trying to conjure up enough Cochran votes to put him over.
Thomas Carey, longshot candidate
|US Senate GOP|
|Thad Cochran (Inc.)||149,714||49%|
I dont believe Senator Cochran is obamas boy, I believe hes Haley Barbours boy.
What are the parameters for a recount?
Now is the time to pray that once McDaniels wins, he doesn’t get sucked into the big government establishment insider mold. If he stays sharp like Cruz then we still have a fire going here.
So who are the Carey voters going to gravitate to? McDaniel or Cochran?
Congratulations to the people of Mississipii who have expressed their wishes for more honest, accountable government. Cochran was not the man and not the politician that Mississippi thought he was and many people on this forum and conservative media worked hard to inform the voters.
They have said no to pay for play politics, they have said no to pork for the selected elites, and they have said no to those who claim to be conservative, but who support the left whenever the price is right.
I would think that Cochran has an uphill climb if he is to prevail in the runoff.
Way to go Mississippi! Hopefully Chris McDaniel will win the runoff, if it comes to that.....still a victory and a strong message to the establishment either way!
Actually as it stands, only 1 precinct in the state is left to count.
Mcdaniel is close enough to avoid the run off.
Things are changing by the minute so this post could actually be null by the time it’s posted.
Not sure what the recount parameters are.
However, if the 50% + 1 is the standard, based on the current 99%, the total votes cast are 306,305.
50% of that is 153,152.5
McDaniel has 151,842
McDaniel would need to pick up 1,311 to zero pick ups for the other 2 to avoid a run-off.
Thomas Carey, Cochran and GopE plant.
There. Fixed it.
IS that 99% of the total votes cast or 99% of the total precincts reporting?
The outcome is a surprise to me; I would have thought Cochran would have won with 53 percent but wouldn’t know why hardly anyone would be for him.
“Or, seeing that all but two are precincts in the Jackson area, are they trying to conjure up enough Cochran votes to put him over.”
See the articles in this search for what happens to ballow boxes over night:
scroll down and begin reading with the September 25, 2013 entry and read up from there.
Urban precincts in the NE do this stuff all the time.
99% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
The Carey voters won’t bother to show up for the runoff. Neither will most of the Democrats who turned out for Cochran. Those who have done their civic duty will return to their daily lives and will only be vaguely aware that a runoff will occur. The passionate and committed will vote on June 24. That favors McDaniel.