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Cochran Campaign Manager Busted in Illegal Vote Buying Operation
Gotnews ^ | 6/30/2014 | Charles C. Johnson and Joel S. Gilbert

Posted on 06/30/2014 6:34:36 PM PDT by Viennacon

Edited on 06/30/2014 6:57:17 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A black reverend stiffed by the Cochran campaign has exposed an alleged criminal conspiracy by Cochran staffers to commit massive voter fraud ahead of Tuesday's controversial U.S. Senate Republican runoff election in Mississippi.

Reverend Stevie Fielder, associate pastor at historic First Union Missionary Baptist Church and former official at Meridian's redevelopment agency, says he delivered "hundreds or even thousands," of blacks to the polls after being offer money and being assured by a Cochran campaign operative that Chris McDaniel was a racist. "They [the Cochran campaign] told me to offer blacks fifteen dollars each and to vote for Thad."

It is illegal under several provisions of Mississippi law and federal law for campaign officials to bribe voters with cash and punishable up to five years in jail. (MS Code 97-13-1; MS Code 97-13-3 (2013) (Federal Code 18 U.S.C. 597, U.S.C. 1973i(c)) Voter fraud schemes are not unusual for Mississippi. In 1999 Mississippi's attorney general reported massive voter fraud allegations throughout the Palmetto state. In 2011, a Mississippi NAACP leader was sent to prison for voter fraud, according to the Daily Caller.

It would seem that laws were broken here, too. At the direction of the Cochran campaign, Reverend Fielder went "door to door, different places, mostly impoverished neighborhoods, to the housing authorities and stuff like that," telling fellow blacks that McDaniel was a racist and promising them $15 per vote. "They sold me on the fact that he was a racist and that the right thing to do was to keep him out of office," Fielder says.

Text messages released to Got News and a recorded interview with Reverend Fielder confirmed that Saleem Baird, a staffer with the Cochran campaign and current legislative aide to U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, and Cochran campaign manager, Kirk Sims, were involved in a $15 per vote cash bribery scheme to target members of the black community.

"They said they needed black votes," said the Reverend Fielder on the phone. He says Baird told him to put "give the fifteen dollars in each envelope to people as they go in and vote. You know, not right outside of the polling place but he would actually recruit people with the $15 dollars and they would go in and vote." Fielder said he received thousands of dollars in envelopes from Baird and distributed them accordingly. Fielder also says he went to the campaign office on another occasion to pick up $300 in cash and was among a room full of people who were doing the same thing he was.

Excerpt, read more at gotnews.com


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: charlescjohnson; chrismcdaniel; cochranrico; electionfraud; electionfraudrico; fraud; goperico; mcdaniel; teaparty; thadcochran; votefraud; voterfraud
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1 posted on 06/30/2014 6:34:36 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

THESE PICTURES SHOW THEM ENGAGING IN FRAUD! VOTE BUYING!

McDaniel needs to file charges now


2 posted on 06/30/2014 6:35:42 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Viennacon

Is this a reliable report?


3 posted on 06/30/2014 6:36:59 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Viennacon

Cochran needs to resign immediately.


4 posted on 06/30/2014 6:38:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Viennacon
It is illegal under several provisions of Mississippi law and federal law for campaign officials to bribe voters with cash and punishable up to five years in jail.

You know...this isn't really any kind of deterrent. I'm thinking more like life in front of a firing squad...
5 posted on 06/30/2014 6:38:05 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: johniegrad

You have the images of the reverend and his phone right there. This is evidence of vote buying. At this point, it doesn’t matter how many votes were illegitimate. McDaniel must demand the election be overthrown due to systemic fraud perpetrated by Cochran’s campaign team in the form of vote buying


6 posted on 06/30/2014 6:39:10 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Viennacon

But we have to vote GOP no matter what right? Well this is ‘what’ so methinks some people haZ a problem right now.


7 posted on 06/30/2014 6:39:11 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Viennacon

No surprise that voter fraud occurred in MS. We all know that. What is surprising is that people are coming forward with proof.

I posted in an earlier thread, before this news broke that this would not
end well for Cochran, the Barbour clan and any MS politician or GOP
official who supported Cochran.
Looks like the beginning of the end has begun for this bunch.


8 posted on 06/30/2014 6:41:15 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being pissed on by their own party!)
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To: Viennacon

Anybody interested in letting the Republican National Committee know what you think about this matter: http://www.gop.com/contact-us/
Have at it.


9 posted on 06/30/2014 6:41:38 PM PDT by all the best
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To: tennmountainman

This seems like watertight evidence. I mean, the pictures are right there. I really hope Johnson is in contact with McDaniel. This evidence is enough to overturn the result.


10 posted on 06/30/2014 6:43:03 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: johniegrad; Viennacon

I have NO doubt this had to go on to get the job done and fast. Money had to be flying in the black community.

Butttttt, this particular phone photo shows no ID for us to verify. Bet the authorities and McDaniels attorneys can trace the numbers and will surely be confirming all of this, if it’s true.


11 posted on 06/30/2014 6:43:48 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Viennacon

This is hilarious. How dare the man think he can get away with not payin’ a brutha.


12 posted on 06/30/2014 6:44:05 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Norm Lenhart

Lessor of two evils, Norm. Lessor of two evils.


13 posted on 06/30/2014 6:45:32 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being pissed on by their own party!)
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To: RitaOK

The black reverend seems ready to go before a court if he will show the texts. I really want to know why charges have not been filed yet. We were told today was the day


14 posted on 06/30/2014 6:45:46 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: RummyChick

I’ve sent a link to Drudge, but he has been awol on this story


15 posted on 06/30/2014 6:47:01 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Overturn the result?
That is the least of the GOPe’s and MS hacks worries.
Jail time may coming to many, and I don’t mean just blacks.


16 posted on 06/30/2014 6:47:27 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being pissed on by their own party!)
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To: Viennacon

Charles C. Johnson @ChuckCJohnson · 27m

I present http://gotnews.com . Enjoy our first story. There will be many more. #gotnews


17 posted on 06/30/2014 6:48:23 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: tennmountainman

Remember the names of the people pushing it. Because it’s them that will stab us all in the back when the whole fraud comes crashing down.


18 posted on 06/30/2014 6:48:32 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

They are delusional perverts who get their kicks from being dumped on.
More likely, they will use the Clinton excuse...everybody does it.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 6:50:21 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being pissed on by their own party!)
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To: Viennacon

$15?

what a rip-off, cheapo white man


20 posted on 06/30/2014 6:50:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Viennacon

This sounds fishy. I’m withholding judgement.

Democrats can’t win this fair and square, so they have every incentive to sow dissension in GOP ranks and the public at large so that so many people get turned off by the whole thing that Childers wins by default.

What advantage does this “Reverend” have in implicating himself in the vote buying?


21 posted on 06/30/2014 6:53:36 PM PDT by randita
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To: GeronL
Rick Shaftan 6 hrs · There are many radio stations that ran ads for pro-Cochran groups in the ‪#‎MSSen‬ Runoff that do not have ‪#‎NAB‬ forms on file and I will be filing ‪#‎FCC‬ complaints against every single one of them. I am also looking for volunteers to visit these stations personally to verify in person that they were refused access to these documents and to videotape the visit.
22 posted on 06/30/2014 6:53:48 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Syncro

ping here

What can you tell us about Charles Johnson?


23 posted on 06/30/2014 6:54:09 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: randita

He says he had a change of heart when he looked at what McDaniel actually stood for. He’s voted Republican in the past. I don’t care what the circumstances or motivations are. If it can force a second election, I’m for it.

Cochran has ZERO support from me


24 posted on 06/30/2014 6:54:53 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: GeronL

Funny.
What is not said is how much this preacher was promised to pass out
the $15 for votes.

What was his cut?


25 posted on 06/30/2014 6:54:57 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being pissed on by their own party!)
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To: RummyChick

Make it hurt!


26 posted on 06/30/2014 6:55:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Viennacon

HA!


27 posted on 06/30/2014 6:56:28 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: don-o

Hopefully this is not Charles Johnson from Little Green Footballs.


28 posted on 06/30/2014 6:56:36 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: tennmountainman

Good question. He complains because his illegal payment didn’t come in.


29 posted on 06/30/2014 6:58:06 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Viennacon

On a related topic:

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2014/06/30/mayfield-family-plans-lawsuit-charges/11800367/


30 posted on 06/30/2014 6:58:22 PM PDT by randita
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To: RummyChick
I present http://gotnews.com . Enjoy our first story. There will be many more. #gotnews

Well, you are starting things with a bang, and you are no newbie. In fact, you have been an active poster for your whole time here. You've given no reason for Humblegunner to accuse you of anything!
31 posted on 06/30/2014 6:58:36 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: randita

It was clear this sort of thing was going on and it’s good that it is getting out.


32 posted on 06/30/2014 7:00:34 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: GeronL
Don't think so

33 posted on 06/30/2014 7:01:00 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Viennacon

Very good question. All things have gone days dark, my friend. Breitbart.com, maybe? McDaniels has good attorneys, I pray.


34 posted on 06/30/2014 7:01:45 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: staytrue
Your GOP-E. Your criminal, liberal GOP-E.

/johnny

35 posted on 06/30/2014 7:02:04 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: GeronL; Jim Robinson

Pretty sure he is from Fresno.


36 posted on 06/30/2014 7:02:37 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

He works or worked for The Daily Caller


37 posted on 06/30/2014 7:03:03 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: GeronL

$15?

Cheapo RINOs and cheap, pathetic black voters in this case.

What kind of person would take a measly $15 for their vote?

I would rather sell my blood for $15 then sell my vote.

Everyone involved in this crime should NEVER be allowed to vote for anything.


38 posted on 06/30/2014 7:03:29 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: Viennacon

Can all the blacks get immunity if they rat out Cochran and Barbour?


39 posted on 06/30/2014 7:03:46 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: don-o

He is an intense brilliant investigative reporter and is close to the McDaniel campaign.

He is uncovering some good stuff.

He traveled with the Tea Party Express Bus Tour at primary time and also was with the group for the recall mini tour.


40 posted on 06/30/2014 7:03:58 PM PDT by Syncro (Stop the GOP-e/Dem Voter Fraud!)
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To: Viennacon

A tree fell in the woods. I am not sure if this will make a sound. Busted? We’ll see.


41 posted on 06/30/2014 7:04:17 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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To: Aurorales

bump


42 posted on 06/30/2014 7:04:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: tennmountainman

Thad made the mistake. It’s one thing to buy a hooker. It’s another to buy the a hooker that’s a mistress to your political enemy.

Did he expect loyalty?

Did he expect them to keep it a secret?

He teed up a scandal and delivered it right to his opposition in November all so he could defeat his opposition in June. Even if he did win he’s just justified a Democratic controlled senate expelling him for fraud.

Corruption aside, is this mad simply too dumb/senile to be involved in politics on either side?


43 posted on 06/30/2014 7:04:54 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Jesse Jackson was out applauding those who voted. Wonder if he will take it back.


44 posted on 06/30/2014 7:05:17 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: JRandomFreeper

GOPe STANK. Time to clean out our house first... simply outrageous if proven true.


45 posted on 06/30/2014 7:05:18 PM PDT by tflabo (o)
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To: Syncro

Word.


46 posted on 06/30/2014 7:05:19 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Viennacon

Bump


47 posted on 06/30/2014 7:05:23 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: RitaOK

Sent this to Drudge. Conservative media has to push this video


48 posted on 06/30/2014 7:06:33 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Bogey78O

I dont believe Thad was behind this for a minute.

But hard to believe Haley would be so damn dumb.

Maybe the problem is who Haley hired to the dirty work.

Did they think no one from the opposing side would save Text messages????????????????


49 posted on 06/30/2014 7:06:52 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: fieldmarshaldj

> Cochran needs to resign immediately.

DemocRATs NEVER resign. It doesn’t how heinous their crime, they just continue like nothing happened.


50 posted on 06/30/2014 7:07:04 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves. America is no longer a Free Country.)
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