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RUNOFF? MCDANIEL, COCHRAN BOTH UNDER 50 PERCENT AS FINAL VOTES COUNTED [McDaniel leads]
Breitbart ^ | June 3, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE

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.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; cochran; elections; mcdaniel; mississippi; ms2014; senateraces; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
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1 posted on 06/03/2014 11:35:56 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama’s boy survived to live another day. I hate to think what the White House is going to do the next three weeks.


2 posted on 06/03/2014 11:40:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Jim Robinson

Pray and vote!


3 posted on 06/04/2014 12:44:36 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Jim Robinson

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?


4 posted on 06/04/2014 1:41:47 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan
No, they have to get at least 50% to win outright.

No worries, this is a big victory for the Tea Party.

5 posted on 06/04/2014 1:47:49 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Rummyfan
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?

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.

6 posted on 06/04/2014 1:49:41 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: nickcarraway

“Obama’s 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”.


7 posted on 06/04/2014 2:26:54 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: fortheDeclaration
No, they have to get at least 50% to win outright.

It's a shame that doesn't apply at the federal level...Bill Clinton may have never been President under a '50% + 1' scenario...

8 posted on 06/04/2014 2:34:37 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Yep, the TEA Party is certainly dead. This obviously proves it.

(sarc tag)

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?

9 posted on 06/04/2014 2:50:56 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: who knows what evil?

The national popular vote does not elect our Presidents.


10 posted on 06/04/2014 3:09:27 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


11 posted on 06/04/2014 3:12:05 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Rummyfan

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.


12 posted on 06/04/2014 3:12:10 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: mazda77

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.


13 posted on 06/04/2014 3:13:51 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Hoodat
The national popular vote does not elect our Presidents.

I am quite aware of that...

14 posted on 06/04/2014 3:15:31 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Does anybody know who got the 1.6% which went to neither of the front-runners?


15 posted on 06/04/2014 3:21:16 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


16 posted on 06/04/2014 3:22:56 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Hoodat

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.


17 posted on 06/04/2014 3:23:23 AM PDT by AJ504 (The Constitution was NOT written on an Etch-A-Sketch!)
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To: Hoodat

Do you have a reference for that?


18 posted on 06/04/2014 3:25:11 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: who knows what evil?

I agree.


19 posted on 06/04/2014 3:37:34 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Jim Robinson

2 questions...

Does the Mississippi repub party have open primaries?

If “yes” above, who are the dems voting for?


20 posted on 06/04/2014 3:57:21 AM PDT by Peet (Liberals are the feces that are created when shame eats too much stupid. -Dale Gribble)
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To: Jim Robinson
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.

Her come the lost ballot boxes, the demonRATS aren't the only ones that know how to play that sordid game.

21 posted on 06/04/2014 3:59:43 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


22 posted on 06/04/2014 4:00:30 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: duffee

You’re right and the price of pork just went up.


23 posted on 06/04/2014 4:01:16 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: mazda77

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


24 posted on 06/04/2014 4:07:31 AM PDT by Peet (Liberals are the feces that are created when shame eats too much stupid. -Dale Gribble)
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To: Jim Robinson

The Tea Party movement is STILL ALIVE and ACTIVE!


25 posted on 06/04/2014 4:09:05 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


26 posted on 06/04/2014 4:35:03 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

Hey! Where are all the posters who yesterday said that Cochran would easily win?


27 posted on 06/04/2014 4:39:54 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Jim Robinson

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’.


28 posted on 06/04/2014 4:53:07 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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Congratulations to all you Mississippians. This is a big accomplishment.


29 posted on 06/04/2014 4:56:58 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: tflabo
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.

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.

30 posted on 06/04/2014 5:00:56 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


31 posted on 06/04/2014 5:09:35 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: PapaBear3625

Thomas Carey, longshot candidate


32 posted on 06/04/2014 5:22:15 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Jim Robinson
From WLOX.Com website:

US Senate GOP
99% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
  Chris McDaniel 151,842 50%
  Thad Cochran (Inc.) 149,714 49%
  Thomas Carey 4,749 2%

33 posted on 06/04/2014 5:30:43 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: duffee

I don’t believe Senator Cochran is obama’s boy, I believe he’s Haley Barbour’s boy.


Same diff.


34 posted on 06/04/2014 5:34:24 AM 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: tflabo

Bump!


35 posted on 06/04/2014 5:35:48 AM 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: TomGuy

What are the parameters for a recount?


36 posted on 06/04/2014 5:36:21 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: tflabo

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.


37 posted on 06/04/2014 5:40:41 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Jim Robinson

So who are the Carey voters going to gravitate to? McDaniel or Cochran?


38 posted on 06/04/2014 5:40:55 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Jim Robinson; JRandomFreeper; billhilly

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.


39 posted on 06/04/2014 5:42:21 AM PDT by centurion316
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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!


40 posted on 06/04/2014 5:45:25 AM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


41 posted on 06/04/2014 5:47:37 AM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: Jim Robinson
Stick a fork in Thad. He's done.
42 posted on 06/04/2014 5:50:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

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.


43 posted on 06/04/2014 5:59:45 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Viennacon

Thomas Carey, Cochran and GopE plant.

There. Fixed it.


44 posted on 06/04/2014 6:00:52 AM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: Timber Rattler
Do they actually buy the crap sandwich that the GOP-E is selling them?

I have lots of family that live in MS. I will tell you two of the main problems that I have seen which have caused people to vote for Cochran.

1) Name recognition combined with indifference to politics: Most, not all, but most people in MS are just working, living and dieing. So, they just don't pay enough attention to the bigger picture; therefore, on election day they pull the lever for the name they recognize.

2) PORK: Just for the record, there are plenty of "conservatives" who love the dole as much as the liberals! And in MS, there is an over abundance of these types of "conservatives"! They want the Feds to send $$, but stay out of their lives. We try to explain to them that if you take the goodies, you gonna have to give up something in return. Unfortunately, lots of them don't care enough to worry about the loss of freedoms. Because in MS, most people are just working, living and dieing.

Hell, some of both of what I described (sad to say) are in my family!
45 posted on 06/04/2014 6:01:55 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: TomGuy

IS that 99% of the total votes cast or 99% of the total precincts reporting?


46 posted on 06/04/2014 6:03:19 AM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: COBOL2Java

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.


47 posted on 06/04/2014 6:06:54 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Tonytitan

“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.”

Yes.

See the articles in this search for what happens to ballow boxes over night:

http://www.kingfish1935.blogspot.com/search?q=hattiesburg+mayor

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.


48 posted on 06/04/2014 6:06:55 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: DrewsMum

99% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING


49 posted on 06/04/2014 6:07:54 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: DoodleDawg

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.


50 posted on 06/04/2014 6:10:44 AM PDT by centurion316
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