Skip to comments.BREAKING: 25,000-35,000 Democratic Voters Carried Thad Cochran to Victory
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, Cochrans 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 Cochrans chances, repeatedly told Republicans in D.C.: We dont 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com ...
Haley Barber and Karl Rove are smiling this morning.
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.
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.
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**.
I thought McDaniel was protesting the results, and looking into whether or not the Dems in the run off voted in the first?
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.
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.
Cochran’s actions were DESPICABLE.
But I agree, run as a write-in so TEA Party Types do not have to vote for a RINO or RAT.
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.
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.
Well, it was probably 5,000 Democratic voters each voting in 7 different districts...
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.
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.
Let’s play What If Republicans Did This To A Democrat? Do you think there would be calls for a DoJ investigations?
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!”
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.
Thanks for the link. I sent a little note.
In hope that McDaniel runs as an independent write in candidate.
It's time for an opposition party.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Agenda-driven socialists unite! (they’re getting nervous ALERT!)
Ballot box BUMP! (more ballot boxes ahead)
BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM
I’m not voting for a rat.
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.
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.
Just remember who started “Operation Chaos”...
That pretty much says it. The corruption unites them.
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.
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.
We dont 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.
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.
Let’s see if they are still smiling after the general elections in November.
There could be some surprises coming in MS and KY.
I guess we should put you down as undecided on Barbour.
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.
........ its 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.
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!
McDaniel is on Glen Beck right now and says he intends to do just that.
Remember Mississippi and Virginia
“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.
[ 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?
‘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.
Crowdsource it. I'm in!