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BREAKING: 25,000-35,000 Democratic Voters Carried Thad Cochran to Victory
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | June 25, 2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 06/26/2014 7:53:51 AM PDT by NKP_Vet

Mitch McConnell, the NRSC and the Chamber of Commerce went all in for moderate Thad Cochran in Mississippi (57% conservative rating with Heritage Action):

Back in Washington, Cochran’s most important allies resolved to muffle their anxiety and stick with him for another three weeks. The Chamber of Commerce polled the race, concluded the senator had a difficult but viable path to victory; the group began brainstorming inventive ways to make a splash in the state, culminating with a sensational commercial starring NFL legend Brett Favre. National Republican Senatorial Committee political director Ward Baker, confronted with Beltway pessimism about Cochran’s chances, repeatedly told Republicans in D.C.: “We don’t leave our people on the field.”

But it took 35K Democrats to push him past grassroots challenger Chris McDaniel:

Surprisingly, more votes were cast in the runoff than in the June 3 primary. McDaniel increased his vote from 155,000 on June 3 to 184,600 last night. But the 25-35,000 Dems who crossed over to vote for Cochran gave him the extra margin to surpass his opponent.

This is more reason for Chris McDaniel to run as a write-in candidate in the general election.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; blackvote; dncstrategy; electionfraud; ms2014; rinofraud; typicalrinofraud; wrongfulxover
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McDaniel trounced the old liberal Cochoran among republican voters. McDaniels should first protest the result, calling for a full investigation, then run as a write-in candidate. To hell with RINOs.
1 posted on 06/26/2014 7:53:51 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Haley Barber and Karl Rove are smiling this morning.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 7:56:29 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: NKP_Vet

It is my understanding that MS law prohibits those who voted in the Democratic primary to also vote in the Republican run off. I hope there is a review of those that voted to see if there are any overlapping names between the two. If there are more than 6,000 such overlapping names, I would say that would be very solid grounds for a lawsuit.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 7:56:43 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: NKP_Vet

Reminds me of how Murkowski won her write-in campaign in Alaska. Republicans didn’t want her, so ‘Rats voted for her to stop Miller. I would not vote for this scumbag if I lived in MS. When people decide to burn bridges, they should pay the price for that decision.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 7:57:05 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: NKP_Vet

Look. I am upset by this result as much as anyone. However, it’s an idiotic open Primary. There is nothing to contest. The nitwits in the GOP let this happen. They could have set up a closed Primary system but didn’t.

Further, the sore loser law probably even prevents a write in. Now I’d write him in in a heartbeat if I could vote in MS. But, sadly, we were gamed by the GOPe. It’s old political “dirty tricks” but that doesn’t make them illegal. I’m open to any facts that say that it was, but I don’t see any. What I see is a bunch of Libtard blacks saving a RINOs a**.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 7:57:05 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: NKP_Vet

I thought McDaniel was protesting the results, and looking into whether or not the Dems in the run off voted in the first?


6 posted on 06/26/2014 7:57:27 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: Sans-Culotte

Well said.


7 posted on 06/26/2014 7:57:37 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: NKP_Vet

I want to repeat an idea I had:

When GOP or a RINO send envelopes for donations, return them empty except a piece of paper with “Remember Mississippi” printed in big letters.

That way they get the message and have to pay someone to open the envelope.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 7:58:23 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: NKP_Vet

Everyone who thinks this stuff needs to stop should vote for the Democrat in the general election. Mark you calendars, I just said to vote for a Democrat.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 7:58:52 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: NKP_Vet

Cochran’s actions were DESPICABLE.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 7:59:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: NKP_Vet
I keep hearing about an investigation... of what? The only possible wrong doing is if some of the voters previously voted in the DemocRAT primary. What else to investigate?

But I agree, run as a write-in so TEA Party Types do not have to vote for a RINO or RAT.

11 posted on 06/26/2014 7:59:48 AM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: NKP_Vet

Anybody interested in letting the Republican National Committee know what they think: http://www.gop.com/contact-us/
Only takes a minute and a little better than doing nothing.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 8:00:01 AM PDT by all the best
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To: NKP_Vet

A protest wont help anything. If Mc Daniel wants to be viable in the future, he should accept his defeat and be graceful towards Cochran. The reason Cochran won is because he had the Barbour Political Machine Behind him and they knew how to game the system. They followed all the rules and McDaniel as a “roookie” got caught by surprise. If the Republicans want to change the rules to a closed primary, they should do just that. In the meantime, the rules are what they are.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 8:00:38 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: NKP_Vet

Well, it was probably 5,000 Democratic voters each voting in 7 different districts...


14 posted on 06/26/2014 8:01:47 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: taxcontrol

Dem Al Franken objected in his Senate race. Guess it’s alright to protest when you are a Dem.

Sayonara Haley, Rove, mcLame, McConnell, Boehner.
Good luck with your newly found supporters Thad in November.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 8:01:53 AM PDT by deep trout
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To: thorvaldr

I read on another thread that the Dem is both pro gun and pro life. Makes crossing over a little easier.

Given the demographics of the state, the Dem gets to be a single term Senator. Unless he switches parties.


16 posted on 06/26/2014 8:02:01 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: all the best

Evil.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 8:02:25 AM PDT by Loud Mime (arguetheconstitution.com Check it out.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Let’s play What If Republicans Did This To A Democrat? Do you think there would be calls for a DoJ investigations?


18 posted on 06/26/2014 8:02:45 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Kenny

I love that idea! My sister does something similar. When she gets pro-abortion mailers, she returns them with the note “I wish your mother had aborted you!”


19 posted on 06/26/2014 8:03:36 AM PDT by clarissaexplainsitall
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To: RIghtwardHo

The only legal argument is to check to see if 5000 of those voted in the primary a few weeks ago. If not, this is a matter of principles and taking a stand against a corrupt party...not a legal matter. Accepting the results according to election law is just one aspect. Accepting a candidate and assisting reelection using these tactics is another. The party needs to know they crossed a line and will not be rewarded. Even if it means losing a seat. Essentially, it’s lost anyway.


20 posted on 06/26/2014 8:03:53 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: all the best

Thanks for the link. I sent a little note.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 8:04:05 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
All this subterfuge and maneuvering to keep a guy in Washington who by all accounts is certified to hide his own Easter eggs.
22 posted on 06/26/2014 8:04:19 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: NKP_Vet

In hope that McDaniel runs as an independent write in candidate.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 8:06:10 AM PDT by djpg
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To: NKP_Vet
This pretty much confirms that the Republicans are not an opposition party. They are just the GOP-wing of the Democrat party.

It's time for an opposition party.

24 posted on 06/26/2014 8:06:53 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: NKP_Vet

More than any other election outcome coming up in November, my number-one hope and desire is that disgusting bastard Cochran loses.

For a GOP-er to actually court and scare up black Dem votes by saying Thad will “protect Obama” and “protect welfare” from “racist” tea-partiers, is as low as it gets. This, from a bloomin’ Republican! Damn these scumbags to the darkest and hottest corners of hell. These people are every bit an enemy as the marxist Dems.


25 posted on 06/26/2014 8:07:40 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I disagree about McDaniel needing to be “graceful” toward Cochran. By playing nice, McDaniel will damage his own image of fighting for his constituents - in this case, Republican voters in a putatively republican primary.

This primary shows a troubling symptom of the disease being promulgated by the GOPe.


26 posted on 06/26/2014 8:08:33 AM PDT by MortMan ("Homeland" may be a documentary.)
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To: djpg

A write-in candidacy would be meaningless. Even if he received enough votes to win, the election laws in MS allow write-ins only if one of the previous nominees died or withdrew.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 8:08:33 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: tanknetter

Makes it even better.

Sometimes the ONLY way to get somebody’s attention is to hit over the head with a 2 X 4.

Rove and McCain are indeed smiling today. They will smile even more if McDaniel loses a suit or if Cochran is re-elected.

The ONLY way to wipe that smile off their damn faces is to teach them consequences have actions, vote for the Dem and make them loose this seat.

THAT sends a message.


28 posted on 06/26/2014 8:08:57 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Agenda-driven socialists unite! (they’re getting nervous ALERT!)

Ballot box BUMP! (more ballot boxes ahead)

BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM


29 posted on 06/26/2014 8:09:24 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: thorvaldr

I’m not voting for a rat.


30 posted on 06/26/2014 8:09:35 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Boss Hog Barbour should have switched parties years ago. The draft-dodging, pudgy old democrat wannabe. He makes me sick.
Put on the appearance of being a conservative when he’s nothing in the world but a big government Washington insider.
My St. Bernard when he’s hungry is more conservative than Boss Hog and Porky Pig Rove.


31 posted on 06/26/2014 8:10:55 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("Truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself")
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To: MortMan

There is NO reason to be graceful to thugs like McCain, Rove and Barbour.

They will treat McDaniel with the same hostility they treated Palin, Cruz, etc. They are every bit as elitist and arrogant and liberal as their Democrat counterparts.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 8:11:06 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: Obadiah

Just remember who started “Operation Chaos”...


33 posted on 06/26/2014 8:11:30 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
This pretty much confirms that the Republicans are not an opposition party. They are just the GOP-wing of the Democrat party.

That pretty much says it. The corruption unites them.

34 posted on 06/26/2014 8:11:42 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Farmer Dean

I would have felt better if Cochran had retired and not run for reelection. He’s been in Washington too long and his age is beginning to show. I think if the Miss. Republicans want to control their own destiny, they need to change the rules and make their primary closed to all but Registered Republicans.


35 posted on 06/26/2014 8:11:42 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: RIghtwardHo
It's not enforcible, but Mississippi election law says a voter in a primary must intend to vote for the party's candidate in the general. Mississippi Code Section 23-15-575

The nitwits in the GOP didn't just "let this happen," they enticed Democrats to vote "illegally" so the establishment GOP guy would win the primary.

36 posted on 06/26/2014 8:12:05 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: NKP_Vet

“We don’t leave our people on the field.”


(1) The republican party did that to republican voters.

(2) I don’t like this clown comparing thad Cochran to one of our military personnel being left in the battle field. Thad is not worthy.


37 posted on 06/26/2014 8:12:13 AM PDT by boycott
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To: NKP_Vet; taxcontrol; Sans-Culotte; RIghtwardHo; dware; Kenny; thorvaldr; MrB; 11th Commandment; ...

Shouldn’t this be a rather simple matter to investigate? Couldn’t the McDaniel people request a list of all Democrats who voted in the Primary, and compare it with a list of all Democrats who voted in the runoff? With a team of volunteers, the 25,000 to 35,000 Democrat voters who voted in the runoff could be checked in just a couple of days.


38 posted on 06/26/2014 8:12:15 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Obadiah

Let’s see if they are still smiling after the general elections in November.
There could be some surprises coming in MS and KY.


39 posted on 06/26/2014 8:13:02 AM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being pissed on by their own party!)
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To: NKP_Vet

I guess we should put you down as undecided on Barbour.


40 posted on 06/26/2014 8:13:19 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: ilgipper

The price the gop should pay for this chicanery is DESTRUCTION! The entire party should be burned to the ground, and let the conservative phoenix rise.

The republican party should die for this behavior, and the way to kill it is to quit voting for it.


41 posted on 06/26/2014 8:13:33 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: Kenny
Better yet, include a copy of this along with a few choice words.


42 posted on 06/26/2014 8:13:59 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: RIghtwardHo

........ it’s an idiotic open Primary.


The GOPe will fight to keep it that way. How do you think republicans keep getting clowns like thad and Lindsey? OPEN PRIMARIES.

Open primaries help McCain win the nomination.


43 posted on 06/26/2014 8:14:04 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Enterprise
Shouldn’t this be a rather simple matter to investigate?

Should be simple enough. Might run into some resistance though in heavy Dem areas like Hinds. They're used to cheating and getting away with it. I know libs would like to make that a race issue but it's not, it's a party issue. Democrats cheat!

44 posted on 06/26/2014 8:14:35 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Enterprise

McDaniel is on Glen Beck right now and says he intends to do just that.


45 posted on 06/26/2014 8:14:45 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Kenny

Remember Mississippi and Virginia


46 posted on 06/26/2014 8:15:08 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: taxcontrol

“If there are more than 6,000 such overlapping names...”

Knowing the Dem’s penchant for voting illegally, I’m betting there are WAY MORE than 6000 double votes out of the 25-30,000.

I just hope McDaniel goes after that aspect.


47 posted on 06/26/2014 8:15:28 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

[ A protest wont help anything. If Mc Daniel wants to be viable in the future, he should accept his defeat and be graceful towards Cochran. The reason Cochran won is because he had the Barbour Political Machine Behind him and they knew how to game the system. They followed all the rules and McDaniel as a “roookie” got caught by surprise. If the Republicans want to change the rules to a closed primary, they should do just that. In the meantime, the rules are what they are. ]

McDaniel should fight, then he should see if he can write in barring the fight then he should run for Govenor and Challenge Haley Barbour if the write in fails.

[ They followed all the rules and McDaniel as a “roookie” got caught by surprise. ]

Is that a Tacit endorsement of playing dirty pool?


48 posted on 06/26/2014 8:15:44 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: bigbob

‘Just remember who started “Operation Chaos”...’

He didn’t start it by sending out racist, fear-mongering fliers lying about and smearing a member of his own party. What is the matter with you, that you can’t see the difference between what Rush did & what Rove/Cochran/Ruling Class GOPe did? Moral equivalence is for liberals.


49 posted on 06/26/2014 8:15:54 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Enterprise
With a team of volunteers, the 25,000 to 35,000 Democrat voters who voted in the runoff could be checked in just a couple of days.

Crowdsource it. I'm in!

50 posted on 06/26/2014 8:15:58 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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