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Runoff voter turnout appears to be up (Mississippi)
WLOX ^ | June 24, 2014 | By Doug Walker

Posted on 06/24/2014 5:07:25 PM PDT by Islander7

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - At the Ocean Springs Civic Center, the lines were long as voters waited to cast their ballots. The turnout surprised some poll workers, like Paula Clifford.

"I am. I'm very surprised at what we've had so far. We've had more people come in and vote this time than we had the last time," Clifford explained.

Voters, like Robert Kline, seem to sense that something big is about to happen, no matter who wins.

"This is very important to our state, picking out the congressman we want to continue, and I just felt like it was a civic duty to do," Kline said.

At the St. Martin Community Center, it's much the same. The parking lot is full. Also full is the roadside curb, full of campaign signs for the two candidates. Jim Sumrall is the Poll Manager here.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: election; gop; mississippi; ms2014
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"Some of our runoff races, there's no interest, but this one seems to be important. People think this one is more important than others, and it is," Sumrall said.
1 posted on 06/24/2014 5:07:25 PM PDT by Islander7
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To: WKB; wardaddy; Pathdoc; olemisspatriot; dixiebelle; Downsouth55; Michael; houeto; Knight; ...

Magnolia State Ping!


2 posted on 06/24/2014 5:07:59 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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To: Islander7

Bad news


3 posted on 06/24/2014 5:08:24 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Nope, good news.


4 posted on 06/24/2014 5:09:16 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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To: Viennacon

How do you figure?


5 posted on 06/24/2014 5:09:54 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Islander7

(Dem) turnout up?


6 posted on 06/24/2014 5:10:48 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Islander7

Typical Team Romney cheating.

Looking for out of state voters showing up in large
numbers, close to interstate highways.
Cheating, backstabbing: The Team Romney way.


7 posted on 06/24/2014 5:10:58 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Islander7
We've had more people come in and vote this time than we had the last time," Clifford explained

If this phenomenon were legit, those new voters would be voting TEA party be ause this would indicate that people were fed up with the establishment business as usual.

8 posted on 06/24/2014 5:11:30 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Islander7

No way to tell which way the extra vote is going and it depends on the county. If the TP voters got pissed at Thad then it will go McDaniel. If the Chaos crossover vote strategy worked it would help Thad. Etc.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 5:11:58 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Islander7

Voting for “free” stuff paid for by taxpayers in other states is always popular. Shame on Cochran and his freeloaders!


10 posted on 06/24/2014 5:12:46 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Islander7; Viennacon

>> Nope, good news.

“picking out the >>congressman<< we want to continue”

If they’re all as ignorant as Robert here, I’d have to agree with Viennacon and lean towards BAD news... hope I’m wrong.


11 posted on 06/24/2014 5:13:17 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

A smaller turnout always favors the challenger


12 posted on 06/24/2014 5:15:21 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Islander7

If Cochran succeeds because of courting the Dems, then I will never again vote for a Republican candidate who takes one thin dime from the RNC.


13 posted on 06/24/2014 5:25:23 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: Islander7
Early Results: (less than 1%)

C - 192 votes

M - 72 votes

14 posted on 06/24/2014 5:36:06 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: Islander7

First results in: Chris:248, Thad:95.


15 posted on 06/24/2014 5:38:46 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fungi
Cochran - 621 votes

McDaniel - 507 votes

16 posted on 06/24/2014 5:42:50 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: TennTuxedo

Hubby just said those very words.


17 posted on 06/24/2014 5:43:58 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: 11th_VA

Chris 816
Thad 619


18 posted on 06/24/2014 5:44:02 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Black Agnes

Cochran - 1,049
McDaniel - 807


19 posted on 06/24/2014 5:45:16 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: Fungi

This went out in black areas:

https://twitter.com/ChuckCJohnson/status/481574084673679362/photo/1


20 posted on 06/24/2014 5:45:35 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Fungi
Cochran - 46.82% (1,428 votes)

McDaniel - 53.18% (1,622 votes)

21 posted on 06/24/2014 5:46:37 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: 11th_VA
Cochran - 48.25% (2,038 votes)

McDaniel - 51.75% (2,186 votes)

(this one's gonna be a Donnybrook)

22 posted on 06/24/2014 5:48:21 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: Islander7
Live updates from MS
23 posted on 06/24/2014 5:48:43 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Fungi

Can you provide a link to live results please? I saw a brief mention of the results on Fox saying McDaniel 66.1% to Thud at 33.9% with 0% reporting.


24 posted on 06/24/2014 5:48:48 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Nervous Tick

When it comes to the American people making decisions, it is nearly always BAD news.


25 posted on 06/24/2014 5:49:23 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: TigerClaws

If this was done by Cochran’s people, they should be ashamed. Chris should take legal action.


26 posted on 06/24/2014 5:49:45 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Blue Highway

http://www.clarionledger.com/longform/news/politics/2014/06/24/election-results-gop-runoff/11330947/


27 posted on 06/24/2014 5:50:35 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: uncitizen

I would think that after five years of this crap, every TEA Party-type would have the brains to show up and vote in every election in their town! If not, we deserve to lose our country.


28 posted on 06/24/2014 5:51:25 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

Cockran at 58% with 10% of the precincts in. Smells like BS to me...


29 posted on 06/24/2014 5:55:37 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway

If there are more total votes than the initial primary won’t that prove there is voter fraud?


30 posted on 06/24/2014 5:56:38 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: rabidralph
I would think that after five years of this crap, every TEA Party-type would have the brains to show up and vote in every election in their town! If not, we deserve to lose our country.

Wasn't there a Libertarian that forced the runoff in the first election? That's why we have McAuliffe in VA as well ...

31 posted on 06/24/2014 5:58:17 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: Blue Highway

Megasn Kelly numbers

Thad 14,800 55%

McDaniel 11,600 40%


32 posted on 06/24/2014 6:05:09 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Islander7

Isn’t this the district where a demo congressman is running for reelection and the black leaders were telling blacks to vote democrat?


33 posted on 06/24/2014 6:07:07 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: B4Ranch
Thank you Brett Farve
34 posted on 06/24/2014 6:07:55 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: 11th_VA

Brett is a drunk drug taking adulterous thug.


35 posted on 06/24/2014 6:12:14 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Islander7

McDaniel not carrying any urban districts, almost over ...


36 posted on 06/24/2014 6:12:29 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: 11th_VA

So the black and Democrat vote is helping Cochran. No surprise there.


37 posted on 06/24/2014 6:14:22 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway
Cochran 55.2%

McDaniel 44.8%

27% results in

38 posted on 06/24/2014 6:15:30 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: boycott
563 of 1,832 precincts reporting (30.7%):

Thad Cochran (Incumbent) 53.9%

Chris McDaniel 46.1%

A glimmer of hope ...

39 posted on 06/24/2014 6:15:33 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: 11th_VA

Wasn’t there a Libertarian that forced the runoff in the first election? That’s why we have McAuliffe in VA as well ...


I believe it was something like the Constitution Party. Some liberal Texan billionaire threw down a lot of money to get the the 3rd party candidate on the ballot. It peeled just enough conservative votes away from the republican for the demo to win. I am really sick of the BS..


40 posted on 06/24/2014 6:16:31 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Blue Highway

There better be a third party because I will never vote for another Republican.


41 posted on 06/24/2014 6:18:42 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Diogenesis

“Team Romney” what does he have to do with Mississippi’s GOP senate primary? Carry a grudge much?


42 posted on 06/24/2014 6:19:36 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: Islander7

In GA, if you don’t vote in the general you are not eligible to vote in a runoff.

I smell fish.


43 posted on 06/24/2014 6:21:14 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: Islander7

“...picking out the congressman we want to continue, and I just felt like it was a civic duty to do.”

“TO CONTINUE” might be construed as a clue to how Mr. Klein’s voted. But if he doesn’t know the difference between “the congressman” and “the Senator,” he shouldn’t be allowed to vote. So tired of totally ignorant people voting.


44 posted on 06/24/2014 6:21:45 PM PDT by EDINVA
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Cochran 52.3%

McDaniel 47.7%

Chris McDaniel making a comeback.

45 posted on 06/24/2014 6:28:22 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: EDINVA
833 of 1,832 precincts reporting (45.5%)

Thad Cochran (Incumbent) 52.7%

Chris McDaniel 47.3%

Starting to break for McDaniel - need to get Cochran under 51% with 50% reporting ...

46 posted on 06/24/2014 6:28:23 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: 11th_VA

If those backwater mississippi moron hicks vote based on what a selfish, (prescription) drugged-up, penis texting, overly concussed football player says...
I believe that they’ll be judged accordingly, and harshly, on the last day for what they helped do to this country.


47 posted on 06/24/2014 6:28:55 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (Immigration without assimilation is the death of a nation)
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To: 11th_VA

49.2% results in

Cochran 52.4%
McDaniel 47.6%


48 posted on 06/24/2014 6:35:43 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway
976 of 1,832 precincts reporting (53.3%)

Thad Cochran (Incumbent) 52.0%

Chris McDaniel 48.0%

It's a race now ...

49 posted on 06/24/2014 6:36:23 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: Blue Highway
53.3% results in

Cochran 52%
McDaniel 48%

He's still in this!

50 posted on 06/24/2014 6:37:52 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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