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Chris McDaniel May Fight Mississippi GOP Senate Primary Loss In Court [Sen. Graham Hails Afro-Vote!]
LATimes ^ | June 25, 2014

Posted on 06/25/2014 10:28:41 PM PDT by Steelfish

Chris McDaniel May Fight Mississippi GOP Senate Primary Loss In Court

Cochran's tea party challenger, Chris McDaniel, refused to concede and in a statement Wednesday afternoon did not rule out the possibility of taking his case to court.

McDaniel and many of his supporters are incensed that Cochran achieved his victory in part by winning votes from Democrats, who were able to take part in the contest because of the state's open primary law.

Tuesday's runoff was 67,000 votes higher than in the first round of voting earlier this month — a rare occurrence. Some of the biggest increases came in heavily black — and Democratic — areas, particularly in and around Jackson, the capital, and in smaller communities in the state's Delta region.

"If our party and our conservative movement are to coexist, it is paramount that we ensure the sanctity of the election process is upheld," McDaniel's statement said. "We must be absolutely certain that our Republican primary was won by Republican voters.

"In the coming days, our team will look into the irregularities to determine whether a challenge is warranted," the statement said. "After we've examined the data, we will make a decision about whether and how to [proceed]."

Establishment GOP figures praised Cochran's victory as an indication of an inclusive campaign. One of the architects of the strategy, Henry Barbour, the nephew of former Mississippi governor and Republican Party Chairman Haley Barbour, said Cochran's outreach to Democrats was "good for the party" — a way to broaden the GOP's shrinking base of older, white voters.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) noted that "receiving African American votes in the Republican primary is no easy thing" and said that "Republicans should celebrate the fact that African Americans felt good enough about a Republican to think he's a fair man."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: childers; cochran; mcdaniels; msprimary
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1 posted on 06/25/2014 10:28:41 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I want to punch Linda Gayham right in his fairy face.

DOWN WITH THE REPUKELICANS!!


2 posted on 06/25/2014 10:31:02 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Steelfish
Look, I I lived in Miss. I would end up voting for Cockroach....never the dem....

but as I understand it, a person voting in one primary as a democrat can not vote in the next as a pub, and vice versa....

what would it take to skim the list of voters and check for crossovers?....

3 posted on 06/25/2014 10:31:32 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Steelfish

I’m not sure, but I don’t think there’s anything he can legally do.

They stole the election and followed all the secular laws doing it.


4 posted on 06/25/2014 10:31:38 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Viennacon
these so called pubs aren't even close to the bunch just 20 yrs ago.....

this country is in deep doo doo if NOBODY stands for anything decent anymore...

5 posted on 06/25/2014 10:32:33 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Steelfish

“”If our party and our conservative movement are to coexist,”


Well that simply can NOT happen.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 10:32:55 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Tzimisce

You are correct. There really isn’t any legal recourse. There is no direct evidence of anything other than political “dirty tricks” and that is not illegal.

A law suit is a waste of time. What is NOT a waste of time is mobilizing the Tea Party for a write in vote.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 10:34:35 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: cherry

Yes, that is how I understand it.

Democrats who voted in their primary can NOT vote in the runoff. But how do they check this for each voter showing up?

Heck the guv’t can’t even find Lerner’s emails. Impossible they can check every Rat showing up at the voting booth if they voted earlier.

So take the bastages to court, McDaniel!


8 posted on 06/25/2014 10:35:14 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: Steelfish

WTF is an Afro-Vote?


9 posted on 06/25/2014 10:35:21 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Steelfish

Voter fraud is quite legal........ done right..


10 posted on 06/25/2014 10:35:45 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Steelfish

We don’t need a third party, we need a second party...


11 posted on 06/25/2014 10:38:07 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Tzimisce

This is exactly the scenario they envisioned when they wrote those laws I bet. Establishment Protection laws.


12 posted on 06/25/2014 10:39:24 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Steelfish

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 10:43:59 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Steelfish

“en. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) noted that “receiving African American votes in the Republican primary is no easy thing” and said that “Republicans should celebrate the fact that African Americans felt good enough about a Republican to think he’s a fair man.

Behold the face of lesser evil folks. Remember it when you see freepers telling you to vote GOP No matter what.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 10:45:35 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Steelfish

I think the GOP can go f*** itself.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 10:45:47 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement. xtr)
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To: entropy12
Maybe the reason that the party has only older white voters is because they will vote e the lesser of two evils. The key word is evil. The party leadership only stands for getting reelected not principles.

I will not vote for the party any longer. The R means nothing anymore to me. I will vote for a dem just to get rid of a rino. I stand a better chance in the following election to get someone elected that stands for the country and not their party. I see little benefit for anyone to get the current leadership back in power.

If my reps keep voting for the spineless and rino leadership in the party they have chosen their side and must go as well. I don't care if they are conservative or not. If they vote for the leadership they are negating their own vote. To me this is just more of the spineless cover votes like the dems do just to get reelected. Vote conservative when they want to look good to their voters is all they are doing.

16 posted on 06/25/2014 10:47:00 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: entropy12

I don’t know how Mississippi does it, but in my FL county, for every election we have to sign a book before we get a ballot. The book has the name of every registered voter in that precinct along with the political party they registered under. We sign next to our name as proof we received a ballot.

It would be very easy to find out if someone voted in a particular election here, but as I said, I have no idea how they work it in Mississippi.


17 posted on 06/25/2014 10:48:43 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: Steelfish

It seems that just as the democrats wants to replace blacks with latinos, GOPe will now want to replace conservatives with blacks.


18 posted on 06/25/2014 10:54:17 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: jimpick

Except that today, spite votes really could produce a Democrat dumper that will fade out in a whimper.


19 posted on 06/25/2014 10:54:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I’m wondering what Cochrane ads are going to say now:

“Yeah, I called you all racist bigots who want to discriminate against black people. But now I want to lead you.” *smile*

“What’s it matter now?!”

“I’m just like the Democrat, so choose me.” *smile*

“You don’t understand: I really wanted to be the chairman of the committee.”


20 posted on 06/25/2014 10:55:05 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Steelfish

Evil has been let loose upon the land, and the GOP is quite literally partying with the Devil.


21 posted on 06/25/2014 10:55:57 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: Waryone

An investigation is a good idea (and water is wet).

If Cochran did indecent things with animals when young, now his partisans have all done it.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 10:56:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Steelfish
Cochran's tea party challenger, Chris McDaniel, refused to concede and in a statement Wednesday afternoon did not rule out the possibility of taking his case to court.

Ordinarily, that would impress me as mere sour grapes.

However...

Tuesday's runoff was 67,000 votes higher than in the first round of voting earlier this month — a rare occurrence. Some of the biggest increases came in heavily black — and Democratic — areas, particularly in and around Jackson, the capital, and in smaller communities in the state's Delta region.

This does strike me as being odd: A runoff almost never attracts more votes than the initial primary election did.

Somehow, I smell a rat here...

23 posted on 06/25/2014 10:56:43 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: Steelfish

Well, it’s pretty much how Lisa “Daddy gave this Senate seat to ME” Murkowski won the general in Alaska. She bought every Democratic and unaligned constituency she could to get enough votes to defeat Joe Miller (though Miller’s gaffes certainly didn’t help). So it can a sound tactic, if not an honorable one.

I hope McDaniel fights the good fight, but the likelihood of anything changing seems pretty slim. I’m sure the game will be rigged against any of his challenges.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 10:57:06 PM PDT by DemforBush (Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco.)
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To: Tzimisce

Quite likely the Democrat opponent will twist and tear him into bits after this little charade.


25 posted on 06/25/2014 10:57:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: AmericanExceptionalist

Well yes a rat, a big black rat. Called Democrat spoilers.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 10:58:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Tzimisce

If, as mentioned above, those dems who voted for cochran also voted in the dem primary, that is fraud.


27 posted on 06/25/2014 10:59:26 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: Carthego delenda est

Maybe the song should be revised: the devil went down to Mississippi?

Anyhow, the devil went down to the USA a long time ago. Why wouldn’t he, with folks beckoning him there? And sometimes even with things they call religion.


28 posted on 06/25/2014 10:59:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: RIghtwardHo; All
There really isn’t any legal recourse.

Sure there is:

First, find matches between voters in the June 3rd Democrat primary and the June 24th Republican run-off;

If there are more of those ineligible voters than the difference in the Cochrane and McDaniel vote totals, then:

Ask a state court to re-poll only those voters who voted on June 24th in only the polling stations where ineligible voters voted, excluding, of course, the ineligible voters.

This solution seems simple and easy. It does not entail throwing out the June 24th run-off result, just amending it to exclude votes who were erroneously permitted to vote. A court should have no problem making such an order.

29 posted on 06/25/2014 11:00:44 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Steelfish

~~~Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) noted that “receiving African American votes in the Republican primary is no easy thing” and said that “Republicans should celebrate the fact that African Americans felt good enough about a Republican to think he’s a fair man.”~~~

Typical Karl Rovian-GOPe spin and nonsense; what we’ve come to expect.

The GOPe’s main threat is the Tea Party. That’s why they do this.


30 posted on 06/25/2014 11:06:52 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: GilesB

It’s an open primary.

There is no “Democrat” and “Republican” election.

That said: I know nothing about MS law.


31 posted on 06/25/2014 11:15:22 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Steelfish

“In the coming days, our team will look into the irregularities to determine whether a challenge is warranted,” the statement said. “After we’ve examined the data, we will make a decision about whether and how to [proceed].”

There will definitely be “irregularities” and the TEA people are already setting up a Write-In campaign for McDaniel!

Don’t stay home! Don’t vote for the Dem! Stop dividing the vote!

Mississippi, join the write-in vote!

Can you imagine the payback when McDaniel wins as a write-in? It’s happened before!

I can’t wait to see the RINO’s faces when Thad goes down in spite of their treachery!


32 posted on 06/25/2014 11:16:05 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: Steelfish

I am from a county south of Tupelo. I was disgusted when I read they voted for the current office holder. I truly thought they were smarter than that! A high school friend posted on Facebook that he could not believe people voted for that character either. I am ashamed of them.


33 posted on 06/25/2014 11:19:43 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: Tzimisce

What they can do is have illegal votes, votes by dems who voted in the dem primary, thrown out. Maybe there’s a slew and maybe not. I think that’s what Chris’s team is figuring out. I hope they also look at absentee ballots. I know it’s not the bulk but it all adds up.


34 posted on 06/25/2014 11:25:32 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: RC one

“I think the GOP can go f*** itself.”
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As far as the November 2014 Senate race in Mississippi, I agree.


35 posted on 06/25/2014 11:41:29 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: Waryone

So when the same voter shows up to vote in the runoff, someone must check if he/she voted in the democrat party before. If the volunteer is a democrat, they could furnish the voter a ballot.

In my state (WA) this check would be impossible since 100% of our vote is by mail. No ID required!


36 posted on 06/25/2014 11:45:21 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: MamaB

Bringing home the bacon will attract lots of cockroaches.


37 posted on 06/25/2014 11:49:34 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: Steelfish
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) noted that "receiving African American votes in the Republican primary is no easy thing" and said that "Republicans should celebrate the fact that African Americans felt good enough about a Republican to think he's a fair man."

"If we start making that a bad thing, we'll be the authors of our own doom," Graham said.

Didn't Linda already win her primary? Why does she feel the need to open her piehole on this issue? Does she really think any of those incremental black voters will vote for tired old white Thad in November?

38 posted on 06/25/2014 11:51:35 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Kenny

All they need to do is cross check the democrat primary voter signatures to obtain ballots and check if the same voter voted again in republican runoff.


39 posted on 06/25/2014 11:52:22 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: cherry

why vote for a guy who called you a racist and endorsed big govt? Best to not vote at all if one can’t vote for the leftwing Repub or the Dem.


40 posted on 06/25/2014 11:59:28 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: RIghtwardHo

That’s exactly what they should do. And run ads aimed at republican voters saying “Join us. We’re not joining you because obviously the gopE doesn’t want us. If you don’t join us a democrat will win.”


41 posted on 06/26/2014 12:03:15 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: cherry

but as I understand it, a person voting in one primary as a democrat can not vote in the next as a pub, and vice versa....
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I’m in TX, with open primaries also. I said the same as you just did on a thread Tuesday, about not being able to vote for a different party in the General.

If laws are upheld, then all the Dems who voted for Thad will not be allowed to vote for Dems in the General. ....JMO


42 posted on 06/26/2014 12:05:05 AM PDT by octex
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To: cherry

A county’s number of registered voters, the split between republican and democrat and independent, the number of voters on June 3 and also June 25, and IF there are excess voters from what was registered, from the totals tallied for both June 3 and June 25, THEN it can be inferred easily that there were illegal votes made by voters that had voted in the democrat primary.

It is true that it will never be known how the illegal votes went even though reasonable people can think the votes went for Cochran. But a Freeper from MS said this morning that a precedent is found in vacating a major’s election because if similar irregularities.

This means that sufficient irregularities can cause a judge the election to be dismissed and a new election held.

If there is a second republican primary election for US Senator, the McDaniel campaign will have plenty of time to stop democratic crossovers that are ineligible to vote.


43 posted on 06/26/2014 12:31:14 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Tzimisce

It’s an open primary. There is no “Democrat” and “Republican” election.
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We have open primaries in TX. Upon going to the desk, they ask for I.D. (Dr. Lic. usually). They enter all pertinent info to the computer and then ask for which party you want to cast votes. That party designation is entered to the computer and a label is printed. ...The label is then placed next to your name on a pre-printed list of registered voters and you are given a code number to use to access the computer in the booth. The ballot will only contain the people running in your specified party.

If you try to vote later for a different party, the computer will reveal your attempt at a crossover and you can’t do it.


44 posted on 06/26/2014 12:35:13 AM PDT by octex
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To: entropy12

That could be the case. There would still be a separate book for the run off election even if that wasn’t the case. The board of elections may or may not set up an extra step for the second election or a particular county may have decided not to verify before handing out ballots But as long as the signed documentation for both elections exists, someone could go back and check if a challenge arises.

But I don’t know what Mississippi does.

In FL, we’ve had to show ID for many years. The 2000 election caused quite a few changes down here.


45 posted on 06/26/2014 12:46:27 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: House Atreides

There’s no way I would vote for Thad after that BS. The dirty SOB ought to be booed down and pelted with rotten vegetables at every opportunity as far as I’m concerned.


46 posted on 06/26/2014 12:49:32 AM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement. xtr)
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To: RC one

As a few others have suggested, I’m down with a Write In Campaign, sacrafice the Seat. Retire the old Goat, and teach the GOPe a lesson.


47 posted on 06/26/2014 2:41:53 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Steelfish

If nothing else this clearly lets people know what the GOPe is really all about


48 posted on 06/26/2014 2:59:40 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: DAC21

And what lesson would that be? That conservatives are willing to allow Democrats to retain control of the U.S. Senate because their primary candidate did not win? I find it incredulous that you would prefer this scenario instead of returning control of the Senate to Republicans, whether they are part of the “establishment” or not. I’m assuming that’s what the lower case “e” in your post means.


49 posted on 06/26/2014 3:45:29 AM PDT by OldRanchHand
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To: Steelfish
"If our party and our conservative movement are to coexist, it is paramount that we ensure the sanctity of the election process is upheld," McDaniel's statement said. "We must be absolutely certain that our Republican primary was won by Republican voters.

Then hold closed primaries. There are 17 states in this country with open primaries that allow the one party to influence the choice of the other party's candidates. Of those 17, 12 are in Red States. If we don't like the results then in many ways we have nobody to blame but ourselves.

50 posted on 06/26/2014 3:56:37 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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