Skip to comments.Mississippi GOP Senate Runoff - Post-Election and Primary Runoff Information
Posted on 06/04/2014 2:44:29 PM PDT by deport
Final vote tally
Chris McDaniel Runoff 49.5% 155,040 Thad Cochran Runoff 49.0% 153,654 Thomas Carey 1.5% 4,789
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 04, 2014
Post-Election and Primary Runoff Information
Secretary of State
Process for Certifying Election Results in a Party Primary:
All primary elections in the State of Mississippi are run by the respective state parties. State law requires the transmittal of certified election results to the State Party Executive Committees of the Democratic and Republican Parties. The State Party Executive Committees compile the certified results from each county and certify their election results. The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office does not certify the results of a Primary Election. The certification is performed by the State Party Executive Committees. The State Executive Committees have ten (10) days from the date of the election (June 13, 2014) to submit certified results to the Secretary of State’s Office. The Secretary of State’s Office accepts the certified results by the State Executive Committees on behalf of the State of Mississippi. (Miss. Code Ann §23-15-599)
Post Election Deadlines:
- June 10, 2014: Deadline for voters who did not present acceptable photo identification for the 2014 Primary Election, who had to cast an affidavit ballot, to submit acceptable photo identification to the Circuit Clerk’s Office for their ballot to be counted. (MS Const. §249-A-(2)(c))
- June 13, 2014: Deadline for the State Party Executive Committees to submit certified results to the Secretary of State’s Office. (Miss. Code Ann §23-15-599)
Post Election Notes:
- The Secretary of State’s Office does not have the number of affidavit ballots cast or certified election results in the 2014 Primary Election. To ascertain the number of affidavit ballots cast in the election, please contact each county.
- State law requires the counting of absentee ballots to be conducted at the precinct on the night of the election. Absentee ballots should not be counted after the day of the election. Only affidavit ballots should be counted after the election. (Miss. Code Ann §23-15-639)
If there is a Primary Runoff Election:
- The 2014 Primary Runoff Election will be held on June 24, 2014 (Miss. Code Ann §23-15-305)
- Polls are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
- Citizens must have been registered for the June 3, 2014 Primary Election to be eligible to vote in the June 24, 2014 Primary Runoff Election.
- If an eligible voter did not participate in the June 3rd Primary Election, the voter may vote in either the Democratic or Republican Primary Runoff.
- The State of Mississippi does not allow “crossover” voting. Meaning, if a voter cast a ballot in the Democratic Primary, he/she must cast a ballot in the Democratic Primary Runoff. If a voter cast a ballot in the Republican Primary, he/she must cast a ballot in the Republican Primary Runoff. (Miss. Code Ann §23-15-575)
- Uniformed and Overseas ballots have been transmitted in accordance with State and Federal law.
Onward to victory. My prediction is Cochran refuses to debate as media calls grow louder. He loses credibility, and then loses the runoff by 8 points.
Wow! It sure is a good thing Santorum showed up to give McDaniels that little extra oomph over Cochran!
I heard today the GoP e won’t support Cochran from here. They won’t support McDaniel either, but he’s done with out them.
That was just Karl Rove’s group. The RSC is all in.
Who is done?
Well. We’ll see.
Watching this one.
Not is, has.
He has done without them, as in he hasn’t needed them thus far.
Looks like Boss Hogg(Haley Barbour) and his clan could not gin up
enough votes in Hinds County to overtake McDaniel. Even a 3 hour delay
in reporting the final 25% of Hinds County, which gave them plenty of time
to gin up votes, wasn’t enough.
We will soon find out by the type of ads Boss Hogg runs against McDaniel
in the runoff if the GOP really wants a majority in the senate or has been
lying all along.
American Crossroads said it wouldn’t be involved.
Well the GOP should at least be happy there is a tea party republican in the senate instead of a democrat.
If McConnell is lagging in Kentucky, the powers may way to husband funds for McConnell. However, with Obama's coal regulations, Grimes has been sacrificed on the alter of Obama.
I agree with your script but I'll double your margin to 16 pts. Cochran's lost the national GOPe. His base will lose heart and enthusiasm is all on McDaniels' side. This is the dynamic we've seen repeatedly in TX runoffs and it has resulted in blowouts more often than not [of course, Cochran is no Dewhurst - to his credit].
Have you heard any calls for a debate?
I’m wondering if McConnell will use the coal attacks to beat Grimes. It certainly ends any hope for Natalie Tennant in West Virginia.
Who is Thomas Carey going to endorse? :-)
Give it time. Cochran has no legitimate excuse to refuse to debate a man who bested him in the first round
Cochran ran in the primary as the GOPe guy. McDaniel ran as the Tea Party fave, without GOPe support.
Some pundit said GOPe would be pulling support from Cochran from here, presumably as they were not hopeful as McDaniel forced the runoff.
McDaniel has done fine without GOPe support so far
Your reference in one of your first posts was unclear and you’ve done nothing to make your meaning clearer.
I’m dropping this and going elsewhere.
You and Hoodat did a lot of hard work last night on the tread.
And your predictions were very accurate.
McDaniel beats Cochroach in votes. Even the crossover RAT votes
and ginned up ballots in Hinds County wasn’t enough.
Last nights thread was as great as the Texas thread!
“Well the GOP should at least be happy there is a tea party republican in the senate instead of a democrat.”
The truth is the GOP elite always prefers a democrat to a tea party republican.
Should pay closer attention to their Democrat friends. Dems would have wrapped up their victory last night.
For this runoff (as for any other future federal office runoffs), Mississippi is using ranked choice ballots for overseas and out-of-state military voters to use. See details in the linked article. Our military voters need to clearly understand that they received those “if needed” runoff ballots at the same time they got their primary ballot.
If they have not completed and returned that “2nd (if needed runoff) ballot” it along with their primary ballot they need to complete it and mail it back NOW.
Be sure to remind all your military and overseas constitutional conservative Mississippians about this. THESE MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS WILL NOT BE RECEIVING ANOTHER “RUN OFF” BALLOT - THEY MUST USE THE 2ND BALLOT (RANKED VOTING) THEY RECEIVED IN THE SAME MAILING AS THEIR PRIMARY BALLOT. I don’t know for sure but even if they didn’t mail their primary ballot back, they likely could still return their 2nd “ranked voting” ballot and it would count in the runoff.
Well, I was pessimistic to begin with. We started ahead then dropped back to that familiar 47% territory... but over time, Cochran dropped and McDaniel rose. Very happy to have a victory under our belt. I just wish Cochran would drop out now. He didn’t even show up yesterday to thank his supporters for crying out loud.
It is much easier to work deals and grand bargains with RATs than men of principal.
Tit for tat. Didn't McConnell have to cave after some handouts so Obama could get his way with the budget in the Senate?
He knows he doesn’t stand a chance. He got at least 20,000 Democrat crossover votes. There is no reason for them to go to the polls twice. McDaniel starts ahead by 5-10% points.
Thomas Carey spoiler.
No, I was saying ‘my bad’
Don’t believe that.
Of course. “Some pundit said”, means we’ll believe it if we see it.
Unless the Dems pile on to vote in the Repub primary.
I am beginning to think there is a “Health Reason” Cochran is not showing
up at his victory party or willing to debate or willing to sit down with media
for a question and answer session.
Something is going on with Cochran and his campaign is hiding him.
Even today, Cochran did not announce in a press conference that is
is going to fight for Mississippi. His campaign released a “press statement”.
His campaign is hiding him.
Only those who voted in yesterday's Republican primary can vote in the run-off.
Would the Carey voters tend to go for Cochran or or McDaniel in the run-off?
It looks like McDaniel only needed 1702 more votes to attain the magic 50%+1.
I think more than 8, but less than 16. If I understand the process, the Democrats that voted in the primary can still vote the run-off. Cochran will hold them or they’ll stay home. Once Cochran’s personal life gets a bigger story and he refuses to debate or debates and gets creamed the vote total will drop like a stone.
Don’t wait too long. Somebody other than the campaign needs to start calling for debates right now. Force these two to distinguish themselves.
They’re both dealmakers and the tea partier is just a troublesome bloke who keeps talking about Founding principles and that archaic document from a bygone age all the Constitution.
Excellent and McDaniel’s campaign team needs a call immediately. If they don’t have a couple of focused specialists working on this now, they need it. The bigger the blow out the better.
I think you’re exactly right. If you look at his bungling few appearances, it appears his age has caught up with him.
He’s losing all those perks and goodies he’s come to expect.
Check this out. Article says Cochran was being interviewed by a reporter
and after 30 minutes Cochran could not remember the reporters name.
AND, Cochran extended his hand for a handshake and re-introduced
Agree. McDaniel needs to call a press conference and call of a debate.
And do it soon.
And voter and ballot fraud in Hinds County.
With these results so very close, could votes get thrown out that were ‘provisional’ and those voters do NOT supply the affidavit needed as described above?
IF Cochran voters did this type of voting & they don’t do the necessary follow-up, could it swing the results to McDaniel before the run-off is required???
Just asking.........There is only a 1386 vote difference, and how many ‘provisional’ votes did Cochran get???
“...the tea partier is just a troublesome bloke who keeps talking about Founding principles and that archaic document from a bygone age all the Constitution.”
Plus the tea party actually tracks voting records and expects those pesky politicians to keep their promises. Accountability is such a burden.
I have no idea about the affidavite ballots. But I’d think there wouldn’t be a lot of them.