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The Fix: The Story of Thad Cochran's Victory, in 6 Maps
The Washington Post ^ | June 26, 2014 | Philip Bump

Posted on 06/26/2014 8:33:07 AM PDT by upbeat5

Coming into Tuesday's runoff election in Mississippi, polling suggested that incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran was at a major disadvantage. As we noted, there was a big question mark hanging over any predictions because it wasn't clear what turnout would look like.In part, that was because the Cochran campaign was explicitly targeting black voters to come out to vote, despite those voters usually voting Democratic.

Now, of course, we know what happened. Counties with a higher black population voted more heavily.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: cochran; maps; ms2014; msprimary; thad
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1 posted on 06/26/2014 8:33:07 AM PDT by upbeat5
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To: upbeat5

So...

Court the voters who WILL NOT vote for you in the main election... smart move Cochran.

Now you just assured the GOP loss of your seat, since you pissed off at least half your base, and the other people who voted for you int he primary are NOT going to in the main election...

Dumbass GOP


2 posted on 06/26/2014 8:41:19 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: upbeat5

Check this out:

“For example, in the 2008 presidential primaries, exit polls say John McCain failed to win a single race among Republican voters, up to Super Tuesday, yet during that same period he went from also-ran to front runner, because most non-Republicans who crossed over voted for him.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_primaries_in_the_United_States

Open primaries are a vehicle of the GOPe. It kills any chance conservatives have with the republican party.

This is also how McCain pal, Lindsey graham wins the republican primary in South Carolina. South Carolina is an open primary state.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 8:41:31 AM PDT by boycott
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To: upbeat5

The ‘dead’ vote is meaningless EXCEPT as an idicator of fraud. When the ‘people who don’t show up to vote’ are voted - the ‘dead’ are voted with them.

Someone needs to check out the dead vote... in these precincts.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 8:41:58 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: upbeat5

Do a write-in vote.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 8:42:40 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: upbeat5

I live in Minnesota. The rotten dems and crooked judges have stolen the republican US Senate and our Governor.

I warned you. One guy replied that “we don’t operate like that in MS” BULL the rotten rats will steal all they can, even in MS.

Recounts: dems keep counting until they are in the lead, and then STOP counting. Some yahoo will find 100’s of ballots in his trunk and when the judge stands up and ballots fall out of his robe.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 8:43:25 AM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog Kenyan president)
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To: upbeat5

It all points out to what I have said before. These communists Democrats have spent so many years and volumes of hours on how to work the system. They were never really interested in America except wealth and power. Screw the tax paying people and hand out to the rest to secure voters.


7 posted on 06/26/2014 8:49:34 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: BarbM

So, it was 5,000 (possibly illegal, immoral, unethical or fattening) votes in ONE county (Hinds - heavily black, easily corrupted) in ONE area that mattered.

Now, how many precincts needed to be corrupted? Three? Four?


8 posted on 06/26/2014 8:50:26 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: upbeat5

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


9 posted on 06/26/2014 8:51:15 AM PDT by all the best
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To: upbeat5

I have been saying that voting for a RINO is voting for the lesser of evil. And the lesser of evils is still evil. I have got lot of flack from Republicans who say if you don’t vote for the canidate the Democrat will get elected. Well, if Thad Cocharan won the way it looks like he won. He has moved from the lesser of evils to the same sort of evil political machinations that Progressives use.
Freegards
LEX


10 posted on 06/26/2014 8:51:32 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Logical me

Dems don’t ‘work the system’ they cheat.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 8:53:55 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

And the Elections commissioner in that county is Cochran’s sister-in-law, if I’ve been told correctly...


12 posted on 06/26/2014 8:55:24 AM PDT by butterdezillion (Note to self : put this between arrow keys: img src=""/)
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To: Mr. K
Now you just assured the GOP loss of your seat, since you pissed off at least half your base, and the other people who voted for you int he primary are NOT going to in the main election...

Dumbass GOP

This was all about taking the wind out of the TEA Party's sails. The GOPe was willing to sacrifice Cochran's senate seat if necessary to accomplish that mission.

13 posted on 06/26/2014 8:55:30 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775; xzins; wmfights

FWIW, Cochran’s Democrat opponent in November has an A+ Rating from the NRA and he has been given an award from the National Pro Life Organization.

Since my two litmus tests on voting “for” a candidate are strong on life and strong on guns, I would have no problem whatsoever of voting against Thad Cochran and for his democrat opponent.

I am becoming more and more convinced that it will be easier to take over this country by moving the Democrat party to the right than trying to pull the GOPe back to the right.

By playing the race card and basically calling all Tea Party supporters racists, the GOPe has lost my support entirely.

Winning the Senate is not worth throwing your principles out the door. I cannot forgive the GOP establishment for what they did against McDaniel. I pray that Thad Cochran loses by 30 percentage points in November. It is not enough that he be defeated. He must be CRUSHED.

I would have to assume that a democrat who is currently running on his pro-second amendment and pro-life views and who has received commendations from pro-life groups and gun groups has got to have more courage and principles than most of the GOPe Senators who are currently surrendering on all fronts in Washington.


14 posted on 06/26/2014 9:01:24 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: boycott

The crossover in the primary, plus the battered-voters who vote for the lesser evil. The two parties are going to swirl down the drain together. sort of. The elected ones get rich, cushy jobs, minions, etc. at the expense of the public.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 9:01:54 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Logical me
-- These communists Democrats have spent so many years and volumes of hours on how to work the system. --

The commies stated intention was to infiltrate both parties, and it appears they were successful.

16 posted on 06/26/2014 9:03:09 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: boycott

not to mention the six opponents who decided to run against him and split that vote even further... which of those “Patriots” were paid to do just that?


17 posted on 06/26/2014 9:06:31 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: upbeat5

This Washington Compost story and graphs should be Exhibit “A” in McDaniel’s lawsuit. It is very persuasive that ineligible voters more than made the difference.


18 posted on 06/26/2014 9:07:40 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: upbeat5

Desoto County had an increase in voters primary to the runoff and McDaniel’s percentage climbed from 62.9% to 69+%. McDaniel carried all 39 precincts.


19 posted on 06/26/2014 9:11:53 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: upbeat5

He should be insulted. These people voted for him thinking he would be the easier candidate to defeat in November.


20 posted on 06/26/2014 9:14:08 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: Cboldt

One can only HOPE that “the two parties are going to swirl down the drain together...”!

George Washington was right, political parties have become the ruination of our once-great republic. They’re nothing more than self-perpetuating, money-grubbing, influence-peddling criminal enterprises.

It’s nothing more than a tiny statement, but I’m going to the county courthouse tomorrow to change my voter registration to “independent”.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 9:18:19 AM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

I have always voted for the rino before but I will NOT vote for new democrat thad cochran or any of his cronies or any state, federal, county or city candidate who does not repudiate what was done and those who did it.


22 posted on 06/26/2014 9:18:44 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: all the best

I had already emailed the MS Republican Party and let my feelings known before I read your comment.

I then did the same to the National Republicans following your link. I was not very nice!

Thanks for providing it.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 9:23:28 AM PDT by Ammo Republic 15
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To: Biggirl

The Mississippi ballot has a space for a write that’s mandated by law but write in votes are not counted by law. The fact that you did will be noted and will be reflected as no vote for that office, more voters than votes cast. If a large number of people did it and especially if you used the same name it would make at least an impact on the rethuglians and give them someone to blame for thad’s loss. I plan on doing this and recruiting as many as I can to do the same.


24 posted on 06/26/2014 9:24:14 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: upbeat5
Write in

Chris McDaniel


for Senate in Mississippi

in November

25 posted on 06/26/2014 9:30:29 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: duffee

A write-in “no” vote in November’s election will not hurt Cochran particularly. A vote for Travis Childers (arguably MORE conservative than Cochran has been) will however actually cancel out a November Cochran vote. Go that way Mississippi, vote for Cochran’s opponent and send the GOPe the message that we will no longer stay on their plantation and suffer their abuse.


26 posted on 06/26/2014 9:32:48 AM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: Ammo Republic 15

Good job! Glad to know that my post did some good. Thanks for letting me know.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 9:37:14 AM PDT by all the best
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To: all the best

Thank you, I just sent the following to the NRC, with no donation.

“I first voted in1964, I’ve never missed an election, primary, or runoff and never voted for a democrat. I’ve given a little money and I’ve worked for Republican candidates. The attacks from the gop against Conservative republicans has had me upset for a long time but the NRSCs involvement with money to that paid for racial slurs and offensive and untrue comments and the activities of the cochran campaign, the barbours, and the Mississippi gop has likely destroyed the Mississippi Republican party. I had already quit giving to the NRSC and the NRC because of the attacks on Conservatives, I now contribute directly to individual campaigns. The NRSC and the above mentioned will be responsible for the loss of a Senate seat in Mississippi. But I’m beginning to believe the powers that be would rather see it democrat than Conservative. Every Republican I know of uses the term CONSERVATIVE, it’s a word with meaning, not just an obligatory campaign slogan.”


28 posted on 06/26/2014 9:45:02 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: upbeat5

I wonder in the GOP really screwed the pooch one this one. I am not talking about really pissing off the TEA Party. Looking at the demographics, the RATS can usurp the RINO ground game and elect a democrat senator.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 9:48:14 AM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: House Atreides

I really don’t want childers and if it appears I can aid in keeping thad from winning as opposed to outright voting for childers, I’ll do it. If it appears we can get 50K no votes that’s also 50k votes that would have gone to thad. 100 thousand vote should make a difference. The campaign would need to be tied to a name and strong personality and the motive, don’t let them get away with doing this to us, to succeed. I would like to say take our party back but we’ve never really had it in Mississippi.


30 posted on 06/26/2014 9:56:13 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: duffee

Nice! I’m glad to know that my posting the GOP email produced this message. Thanks for letting me know.


31 posted on 06/26/2014 9:57:14 AM PDT by all the best
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To: 11th Commandment

They POd more than just the Tea Party, they’ve POd the entire conservative base including many who voted for thad but didn’t really believe the democrat thing was happening.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 9:58:33 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Mr. K

Not really. The elites sidelined a conservative and that’s all they care about.


33 posted on 06/26/2014 10:21:38 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: bk1000

I have my suspicions that those who voted for Cochran didn’t think that far ahead. They were saving their food stamps - and voting against the racist Chris McDaniel. I guess they really are that stupid!


34 posted on 06/26/2014 2:11:31 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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