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Democrat Pastor Accuses Thad Cochran Campaign of Vote-for-Pay Scheme (Breitbart: FRONTPAGE!)
Breitbart ^ | 6/30/2014 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 06/30/2014 8:50:51 PM PDT by Viennacon

A black Mississippi pastor has emerged to claim Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) campaign paid “thousands” of Democrats $15 each to vote in the June 24 GOP runoff – and that he was part of the scheme. Rev. Stevie Fielder, an associate pastor at First Union Missionary Baptist Church in Meridan, Mississippi, says Cochran's campaign “told me to offer blacks $15 each and to vote for Thad.” Fielder, who was paid by freelance journalist Charles C. Johnson for the story, provided a new outlet launched by Johnson—GotNews.com—with four text messages from a person purporting to be Cochran campaign staffer Saleem Baird. The messages cite an official Cochran campaign email address—Saleem@ThadForMs.com—and include detailed discussions of the campaign providing envelopes of money to distribute to people who vote. “Send me individual names and amounts along with home address to saleem@thadforms.com and I’ll have money separated in envelopes at the office waiting for you,” one message, sent three days before the runoff, says. Fielder said he helped distribute the Cochran cash for votes on a promise of eventually getting paid $16,000—and because a key Cochran campaign staffer convinced him that Cochran’s conservative challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel was racist. “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 said. But Cochran's campaign never paid, Fielder said. But as to whether Cochran himself—the “candidate,” per Mississippi law—would be responsible for the actions of his campaign staffers, election law attorney Trey Traynor of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, LLP told Breitbart News that “clearly yes,” Mississippi’s “statutes applies to candidates and their agents.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: agitprop; chismcdaniel; electionfraud; fraud; mississippi; ntsa; smartmove; teaparty; thadcochran; votefraud; voterfraud; whinewhinewhinewhine
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Lets get these guys!
1 posted on 06/30/2014 8:50:52 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Key passage:

But Cochran’s campaign never paid, Fielder said. But as to whether Cochran himself—the “candidate,” per Mississippi law—would be responsible for the actions of his campaign staffers, election law attorney Trey Traynor of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, LLP told Breitbart News that “clearly yes,” Mississippi’s “statutes applies to candidates and their agents.”


2 posted on 06/30/2014 8:52:14 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

No wonder the commie libs referred to the GOP primary as a victory. They all picked up a little spending money.


3 posted on 06/30/2014 8:53:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Viennacon

Take them down, every last Barbourite!

Let the GOPe in DC know they are next!


4 posted on 06/30/2014 8:53:19 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Viennacon

Buying votes, mighty Democrat of them


5 posted on 06/30/2014 8:56:38 PM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: Viennacon

Raze the MS GOPE and rebuild from the ashes!


6 posted on 06/30/2014 8:58:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Viennacon
Wait for the other shoe to drop. This guy is obviously a con man and can be discredited. I'm eager to see where this goes. I know Thad cheated but he's probably still cheating.
7 posted on 06/30/2014 8:59:47 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Viennacon

Who in DC supported Cochran? McConnell?

Follow the money back to McConnell and take him out!!!


8 posted on 06/30/2014 9:00:06 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Viennacon

Sweet!!!

I’m awaiting the imminent arrival of the pro-GOPe posters defending the Cochran/Barbour criminal enterprise.

Well .... maybe they’ll avoid this and similar threads.


9 posted on 06/30/2014 9:00:14 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: Viennacon

Oops Thud it’s criminal now.


10 posted on 06/30/2014 9:00:37 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Viennacon
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

I'd like to hear exactly what the Cochran side told him.

11 posted on 06/30/2014 9:01:32 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Viennacon

A congressional staffer was the bag man:

http://www.legistorm.com/person/Saleem_Omar_Baird/75971.html


12 posted on 06/30/2014 9:05:14 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Hostage

Uh, the usual 15 ‘moderate’ senators, you know, the Collins, Ayottes, etc. They each gave 5K.


13 posted on 06/30/2014 9:05:55 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: Viennacon

Look at the text messages!

Completely insane of him to put that in writing. It’s a FELONY every time someone was paid to vote. That’s hundreds / thousands of individual felonies.

In a normal world, the DOJ would be all over this.


14 posted on 06/30/2014 9:08:54 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Hostage

McConnell to the tune of $800,000 and Barbour’s own PAC machine, and surely some big money from that 23 million dollars set aside by outside groups (Rove types) to blow up TP backed candidates wherever they pop up.


15 posted on 06/30/2014 9:09:27 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Free Range Freeper

PING


16 posted on 06/30/2014 9:09:28 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: TigerClaws

We don’t need the DOJ. We need a sympathetic judge who is not controlled by the Miss GOPe. At this point, GOAL #1 is getting the results overturned. Then we can work on getting the whole cabal interned at Parchman for life.


17 posted on 06/30/2014 9:11:47 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Or a local DA with some balls.


18 posted on 06/30/2014 9:12:32 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: demshateGod
Wait for the other shoe to drop.

That's what I'm afraid of. Why would this guy expose himself to possible criminal action, because he didn't get paid? These guys are used to dealing with cheats. Worries me that they're going to make us all look like a bunch of nuts.

19 posted on 06/30/2014 9:12:55 PM PDT by Kenny (<p)
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To: Viennacon

See, you just love Obama and hate America. Everyone knows that voter fraud falls under the “No matter what” provision of GOP voting. Now get back on the plantation or we will post pictures of Yosemite Sam on a Dragon and call you bad names!

/FR Liberals


20 posted on 06/30/2014 9:14:28 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Viennacon

Look like Saleem owned a strip club in New Orleans at one point:

http://downtownjacksontrash.blogspot.com/2011/11/nola-thugs-in-downtown-jackson-saleem.html


21 posted on 06/30/2014 9:15:13 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Kenny

O’Keefe?


22 posted on 06/30/2014 9:16:30 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: Viennacon

Legs. Please!


23 posted on 06/30/2014 9:17:58 PM PDT by fullchroma (iCitizen)
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To: Viennacon

Between finding a decent judge and the Holder DOJ is Punjab. Mississippians have to raise hell and look like a force to ever overcome this example of America’s future template for elections.

Courtesy of the GOP. An astonishing shark jump.


24 posted on 06/30/2014 9:18:18 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Viennacon

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/27/McDaniel-Rushes-To-Review-Ballots-From-Tuesday-s-Election

You know after reading the above about three times through I sat back a little to think. I came up with something I think rings true in this scandal.

Those democrat officials in the link above seem to be working overtime to hang Barbour and Cochran. Ok no surprise in that. But they appear honest which is disturbing because you would think they are even more corrupt than the republicans. But maybe that’s not so.

Then there’s this advertising of democrat US Senate nominee Childers who is described as more conservative than Cochran which is not really surprising as Mississippi is a very conservative state.

And I was thinking is it possible that some true conservatives with integrity hated the Barbour corruption machine so much that they bolted from the GOP and went to the democrat side?

Because as it looks possible now, the democrats in MS have a chance to pickup a governor seat.

Unless the McDaniel people can bring them back into the true conservative fold with the Tea Party Republicans.

Because think about it. McDaniel is going to need a state GOP organization behind him. And conservatives are going to need to get a true conservative in the governor mansion. Because that’s where a great deal of electioneering abuse occurs.

I say the McDaniel camp, if they emerge victorious which I predict will happen, that they should purge the MS GOP leadership structure and replace it with honest conservative soon to be former democrats.


25 posted on 06/30/2014 9:20:12 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: RitaOK

Man oh man this is just what the doctor ordered, a huge scandal that will blow the GOPe out of the water.

This is the GOPe’s Waterloo.

I want to see the Tea Party take over Washington!

Oh, I forgot the Tea Party is dead.


26 posted on 06/30/2014 9:23:59 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: TigerClaws

This Saleem guy WORKS FOR Wicker.

This could take down TWO U.S. Senators.

http://www.legistorm.com/person/Saleem_Omar_Baird/75971.html

This Average Joe Entertainment was his company that was involved in some other scandal:

http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/2014/02/22/records-unveil-financial-discrepancies-of-former-asu-president/


27 posted on 06/30/2014 9:24:49 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

I bet Barbour and McConnell were involved, who else?

Whether they allow this to rise farther than Saleem is the question.


28 posted on 06/30/2014 9:25:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Hostage

McDaniel is going to need a state GOP organization behind him.


He’s running for this seat as a State Senator. You know he has collegial backing.


29 posted on 06/30/2014 9:26:55 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: Kenny

It’s much more that street hustlers who have no credibility.

And it’s not so much the congressional staffer Saleem.

Read in total the link I put at the top of post #25.

You will see highly credible democrat conservatives (they are rare I know) that are witnesses to the corruption on another level.

This think is going to blow! and blow high!


30 posted on 06/30/2014 9:28:12 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: TigerClaws

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/06/thad-cochran-campaign-manager-busted-in-vote-buying-scheme/

story now on GatewayPundit

I want to see this on WND and the Daily Caller


31 posted on 06/30/2014 9:29:44 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Hostage
This thing is going to blow! and blow high!

From your lips to God's ears!

32 posted on 06/30/2014 9:30:13 PM PDT by Kenny (<p)
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To: Viennacon

I am sure DOJ will jump right on this - of course - AFTER they finish with the SMEAR of the ‘D’ that suddenly resigned in VA and managed to swing the vote AGAINST McAwful and they have to finish the Lynching of the R former Governor that was a ‘rising’ star in the Party.

This whole GOP so called ‘Leadership’ has to be put on the tar and feather list with the rest of the corrupt Pols currently serving as ‘OUR????’ Representatives....


33 posted on 06/30/2014 9:31:38 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Better to keep your enemies inside peeing out, rather than keep them outside, peeing in.".)
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To: Viennacon

This story was broken by ChuckCJohnson on Twitter. I’ve been following him for the past 3 days. He is quite an investigative reporter.

He’s also starting a new website for his breaking stories
gotnews.com


34 posted on 06/30/2014 9:31:39 PM PDT by vickixxxx
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To: vickixxxx

Yep. He is going to make quite a name for himself if this takes Cockroach down


35 posted on 06/30/2014 9:32:18 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: txhurl

Yes but he also said his own party stabbed him in the back.

Read the link at the top of post #25! It’s highly informative of the Barbour machine. That machine is what orchestrated this fraud. They are GOPe. They are what needs to be replaced.

The democrats are apparently conservative in MS. I know we think such people are extinct but it seems they are genuine conservatives. They could take the Governorship in MS and turn the state blue.

McDaniel camp should think about bringing them home to the Tea Party wing of the GOP, the true conservatives in the fight.


36 posted on 06/30/2014 9:33:31 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Viennacon

The staffer works for the other Mississippi U.S. Senator!
Wicker.

This could take down TWO sitting U.S. Senators.


37 posted on 06/30/2014 9:33:48 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Viennacon

On http://www.redstate.com/ now


38 posted on 06/30/2014 9:34:32 PM PDT by vickixxxx
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To: vickixxxx

They were the first big publication to pick it up. breaking on Gateway Pundit now. Mark Levin cannot miss this


39 posted on 06/30/2014 9:35:48 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: xrmusn

The Cuccinelli loss gut-punched me, as did this one, but looks like it’s turning around!

My spirits are MUCH higher!


40 posted on 06/30/2014 9:37:11 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: Viennacon
ConservativeTreeHouse has it.

Explosive Developments In Mississippi – Cochran Campaign Manager and Staffer Busted in Illegal “Vote Buying” Operation
41 posted on 06/30/2014 9:37:32 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: Girlene

Sent them an email. Looks like they read it :D


42 posted on 06/30/2014 9:38:04 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

The establishment is nothing but dirt bags. follow the money trail to the RNC and McConnel. This is why I am an Independent Conservative.


43 posted on 06/30/2014 9:42:15 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Viennacon

Hope enough people send it to Drudge.


44 posted on 06/30/2014 9:42:52 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: Viennacon

All together now.....COR......RUP.......TION!


45 posted on 06/30/2014 9:43:38 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: House Atreides

Well, while I didn’t want people to get all hair trigger (which has typically killed off half-decent candidates in favor of quarter-decent ones), this has to be the lowest the GOP has ever sunk. Let it BE investigated.


46 posted on 06/30/2014 9:47:18 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: txhurl
The Cuccinelli loss gut-punched me, as did this one, but looks like it’s turning around!

Cuccinelli had his election stolen as well. I wish he would have fought for it.

47 posted on 06/30/2014 9:50:18 PM PDT by Kenny (<p)
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To: Kenny

He went onto the Senate Conservatives Fund, and as Attorney General from VA, is going to be an asset there.

May already be an asset: witness Brat picking off Cantor.


48 posted on 06/30/2014 9:56:55 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: Kenny

They purposely undercut him in a very winnable race. Now the GOPE is doing the same to Brat in Ohio.


49 posted on 06/30/2014 10:00:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: txhurl

My spirits are MUCH higher!
= = = = = = = = = = =
We can ‘thank’ all the people that decided to either stay home or didn’t like the way Cuch combed his hair.

Anyone that has been paying attention for 10 or 15 years should have known that McAwful was a Clinton lacky and had attempted to purchase the home in NY for them.

That was bad enough but to lose two close (VA) Senate races in winnable districts was obscene also.

Got to watch Moron’s old district. Beyer is running ON oBamaScare and walked away with the primary.
Another D in that race was running on the ‘back’ of Barney Frank and Fauxahantas Warren.....

R’s should take Puckets seat but they will have to leave the comforts of home and go out to vote.

Am sure you realize the ‘$hiite Sangwich(sic)’ the Libs will be ‘feeding’ us if the D’s take that seat back and they resume power....


50 posted on 06/30/2014 10:01:26 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Better to keep your enemies inside peeing out, rather than keep them outside, peeing in.".)
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