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Miss police probe actions by Senate candidate's supporters [Sheriff: McDaniel campaign is lying]
Reuters ^ | 06/05/2014 | THERESE APEL

Posted on 06/05/2014 10:44:33 AM PDT by GIdget2004

(Reuters) - A campaign official for U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel and two others are under investigation in Mississippi after being found locked inside a courthouse where ballots in Tuesday's Republican primary had been counted hours earlier.

Investigators are trying to figure out how the three people entered the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi, shortly after 2 a.m. on Wednesday and what they were doing there, said sheriff's spokesman Othor Cain.

The group included Scott Brewster, McDaniel's campaign coalition coordinator; Janis Lane, a Central Mississippi Tea Party board member; and Rob Chambers, a consultant with the Mississippi Baptist Convention's Christian Action Commission.

"There are conflicting stories from the three of them, which began to raise the red flag, and we're trying to get to the bottom of it," Cain said.

McDaniel is locked in a bitter primary fight with Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran that is headed to a June 24 runoff after neither candidate got 50 percent of the vote.

The Mississippi race is one of several primary battles this year highlighting the tension between the Republican Party and its more conservative Tea Party wing. It is seen as the Tea Party's best chance to knock off an incumbent senator ahead of November's congressional election.

In a statement late Wednesday, the McDaniel campaign said the three were sent to the courthouse to observe the ballot count and got locked inside after entering through an open door at the direction of uniformed personnel.

They called for help and eventually were let out by a sheriff's officer, said McDaniel spokesman Noel Fritsch.

But Cain called the campaign's version of events a "fabrication," saying no one was on duty to let anyone in after the courthouse was locked Tuesday night.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
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1 posted on 06/05/2014 10:44:33 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

Here we go, the media and Cochran supporters inventing new scandals.

Here’s a question, geniuses, if they broke in why couldn’t they just break out. Why did they have to call for help?


2 posted on 06/05/2014 10:47:27 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: GIdget2004

“The group included Scott Brewster, McDaniel’s campaign coalition coordinator; Janis Lane, a Central Mississippi Tea Party board member; and Rob Chambers, a consultant with the Mississippi Baptist Convention’s Christian Action Commission.”

Let’s see...a campaign coordinator; a Tea Party board member; a Baptist. That about covers the spectrum of ‘hated by the lefties/GOPe’ villains.

You just can’t make this s4!t up.


3 posted on 06/05/2014 10:54:57 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Kenny

It doesn’t matter what comes out after this. Mississippi has their Republican nominee. Satan is having his way with America it seems.


4 posted on 06/05/2014 10:58:41 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: GIdget2004

Fodder for Childers in the fall


5 posted on 06/05/2014 11:00:19 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Vote McDaniel June 3rd Mississippi!)
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To: Sybeck1

Bump


6 posted on 06/05/2014 11:01:07 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Vote McDaniel June 24th Mississippi!)
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To: GIdget2004
There are conflicting stories from the three of them, which began to raise the red flag

And if they all agreed, they'd be saying the odds are against all three people having the exact same story.

Not to mention it was Hinds. Not like they were there to put McDaniel over the top. If anything they were probably there to stop the Cochran cheating and the police are helping the Cochran campaign.

7 posted on 06/05/2014 11:02:11 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Kenny

Why did they have to call for help?

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That’s a good question. I understand there are doors within bldgs that can’t
be opened from the inside. But all doors, not a window that could be opened, etc.
A strange situation considering that supposedly the vote count had ceased before
midnight and supposedly all had left the bldg.


8 posted on 06/05/2014 11:03:08 AM PDT by deport
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To: GIdget2004

The votes had already been counted, it’s not like thee was anything they could have been doing.


9 posted on 06/05/2014 11:07:10 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GIdget2004

I have never been in the Hinds County Courthouse, but other courthouses and government building I have been in a maze of old and new sections, hallways that lead to dead ends and needlessly locked doors.

The only possibility is that they became lost in the maze or had doors locked behind them by members of Cochran’s campaign staff or Mississippi Democrats.


10 posted on 06/05/2014 11:15:34 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: GIdget2004
Sounds like the beginning of a joke:

A campaign coordinator, a Tea Partier, and a Baptist walk into a courthouse...
11 posted on 06/05/2014 11:15:44 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: everyone



12 posted on 06/05/2014 11:17:38 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: fr_freak

LOL....

***A campaign coordinator, a Tea Partier, and a Baptist walk into a courthouse...
/***

I’d change it to:

A campaign coordinator, a Tea Partier, and a Baptist get locked in a courthouse......


13 posted on 06/05/2014 11:18:07 AM PDT by deport
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To: GIdget2004

14 posted on 06/05/2014 11:20:04 AM PDT by pabianice (LINE)
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To: deport

Here’s what Chris should say:

It’s time for Senator Cochran’s campaign to stop trying to generate scandals involving my staff and talk about me and my record. It’s beneath Senator Cochran to keep trying to pin some scandal on my staff instead of addressing our records and what we have accomplished.

So don’t fuel the rumor mill, Senator. Talk to me. Better yet, debate me. That way the people of MS will get the story first-hand, no maybes, no might-have’s, no allegedlys, just the facts.


15 posted on 06/05/2014 11:21:04 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Kenny
Here we go, the media and Cochran supporters inventing new scandals.

Here’s a question, geniuses, if they broke in why couldn’t they just break out. Why did they have to call for help?

I'm sure the Sheriff has a logical explanation:
Well, uhhhmmm...you see...it appears they used some form of exotic teleportation technology provided by the tea party and Koch brothers, which malfunctioned after they got in and prevented them from leaving (which is why there is no evidence at all of them breaking in). It also appears that they must have activated a self-destruct mechanism on the technology which caused it to disintegrate, which is why no trace was found... I reiterate, I'm disgusted by the tea party trying to use exotic teleportation technology to beat our good Senator Cochran and steal an election!

16 posted on 06/05/2014 11:23:52 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Kenny

Agreed that McDaniel has to stay about the fray and not get drawn into a pissing contest.
He also needs to let the people know that he doesn’t condone such activities and
that if any of his staff are a part of such activites that they’ll be dealt with to
the full extent of the law.

The high road is his to take and travel.


17 posted on 06/05/2014 11:25:50 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Agreed that McDaniel has to stay “about” the fray

about

s/b

above


18 posted on 06/05/2014 11:28:02 AM PDT by deport
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To: Kenny

The Hinds county election commissioner is Thad Cochran’s sister-in-law.

She was literally ‘wild eyed’ in her interview on local news last night.

Read the comment at 11:35 jun 5 here:

http://www.kingfish1935.blogspot.com/2014/06/mcdaniel-campaign-issues-statement-on.html


19 posted on 06/05/2014 11:28:08 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: GIdget2004

Do you call the police on yourself if you are committing a crime???


20 posted on 06/05/2014 11:28:53 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Kenny

If they debated people would see what a dottering old fool Cochran is.


21 posted on 06/05/2014 11:39:59 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: deport

“...McDaniel ...needs to let the people know that he doesn’t condone such activities and that if any of his staff are a part of such activities that they’ll be dealt with to
the full extent of the law....”
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And exactly what are the “such activities” to which you refer?


22 posted on 06/05/2014 12:01:25 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: demshateGod

Yep.


23 posted on 06/05/2014 12:05:28 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: House Atreides

Anything that is illegal or can bring disrepect or subvert his campaign.


24 posted on 06/05/2014 1:36:44 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Anything that is illegal or can bring disrepect or subvert his campaign.
*****************************************************************

And, as it relates to THIS thread, what would that be specifically?


25 posted on 06/05/2014 2:47:24 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

The Hinds county courthouse case has been closed by the Sheriff after having determined that no laws were broken.

Now, the important question: Why was a door left open and unlocked anywhere on the premises when there were uncounted ballots anywhere in the building?


26 posted on 06/05/2014 2:50:09 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: deport

If, and a big if, they got locked into an interior room, then there may not have been a way out. But for that to have happened, then somebody locked them into the room they were in and that would indicate that foul play took place.


27 posted on 06/05/2014 2:56:19 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Black Agnes

“...Now, the important question: Why was a door left open and unlocked anywhere on the premises when there were uncounted ballots anywhere in the building?”
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BINGO, and I think the fact that the Republican “verifiers” went there and closed that door may well have caused a planned GOPe corrupticRAT vote fraud operation to be aborted.


28 posted on 06/05/2014 2:58:03 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

It’s awfully quick to close an investigation. Maybe the video didn’t show what they wanted it to show. And maybe it showed stuff they definitely did not want it to show...


29 posted on 06/05/2014 3:04:29 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Delta Dawn

It’s just too like the Hattiesburg mayoral race. For some reason ‘some’ ballots can’t be counted on election night. So they’re put up till the next day. Then, the discovery that the courthouse wasn’t, in fact, locked that night. Ooops.

Because. Fraud.

The big question isn’t why someone, thinking there would still be someone there, entered an unlocked building. The big question is who was the last person out of the building who left it unlocked!


30 posted on 06/05/2014 3:07:51 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Delta Dawn

There is a lot we don’t know and may never know. There are numerous articles and each
contains speculation. Right now it appears all are keeping quite.


31 posted on 06/05/2014 3:23:11 PM PDT by deport
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To: Delta Dawn

We can all speculate and have but apparently this has reached an ending.

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/mcdaniel-supporters-avoid-charges

“Based on our findings and subsequent conclusion, there is no reason to believe that
the three individuals engaged in any criminal activity nor do we believe any laws
were broken,” a statement by the Hinds County Sheriff’s office read on Thursday.....

“Contrary to earlier reports, no uniformed personnel and more specifically, no
employee of the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office assisted these individuals with
gaining access to the courthouse,” the statement read....

end snips.....


32 posted on 06/05/2014 3:41:31 PM PDT by deport
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To: Sybeck1

You can spell bump. can you spell ping?


33 posted on 06/05/2014 5:26:29 PM PDT by WKB
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To: GIdget2004; Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

Mississippi Ping


34 posted on 06/05/2014 5:27:19 PM PDT by WKB
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To: petitfour; Black Agnes

I am so disappointed in the 2 of you.


35 posted on 06/05/2014 5:30:56 PM PDT by WKB
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To: WKB

Oops. There have been so many pings and articles on Mississippi his week that I didn’t check to see if it was Punged to everyone. Sorry!


36 posted on 06/05/2014 5:37:50 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: WKB

Oh shit. Here we go again.


37 posted on 06/05/2014 5:47:00 PM PDT by Din Maker
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To: GIdget2004

Othor Cain


38 posted on 06/05/2014 7:21:59 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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