Skip to comments.Election Drama Continues 1 Week After Republican Runoff (3300 FRAUDULENT VOTES SO FAR!!!)
Posted on 07/01/2014 5:56:39 PM PDT by Viennacon
ACKSON, Miss. - The runoff in the U.S. Senate primary between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel may be over, but the drama is reaching a fever pitch one week after ballots were cast across Mississippi.
Deputies from the Hinds County Sheriff's Department are outside of GOP headquarters in Jackson today, while Republican leaders meet to talk about voting irregularities as claimed by the McDaniel campaign. We are told deputies are checking the identification of anyone wishing to enter the building.
In addition, State Senator Michael Watson tells WJTV News Channel 12 that the McDaniel camp has found 3,300 "irregular votes" from last Tuesday's election.
Supporters of Chris McDaniel contend that democrats not eligible to vote in the GOP primary, cast ballots in support of Senator Cochran.
In addition, a YouTube video surfaced Monday evening where a Meridian man claimed the Cochran campaign paid for votes. It is a claim that the Cochran camp strenuously denies. Now, WJTV has learned that the Cochran campaign is considering a lawsuit against the man. We will continue to cover this story and have much more on today's developments coming up on WJTV News Channel 12 at 5:00 and 6:00. You can also watch for continuous news coverage on both the WJTV Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as wjtv.com.
VERY good news. Keep it up Mississippi patriots!
Now if only True The Vote gets access to the fraudulent absentee vote records.
Well he did ask for Democrat support.
Johnson’s latest tweet
“REPORT from credible source: Cochran is planning to resign if a special election is called.. #mssen”
We have them scared!!!!
This is very encouraging news. I sincerely hope McDaniel campaign finds enough fraud votes to overcome the wining margin.
If not, I will send a small contribution to Cochran. If McDaniel wins, I will send him a much bigger contribution. Whatever it takes to neutralize Harry Reid’s strangle hold on senate is my objective.
thad will look good in orange.
I hope they go after the fraudulent voters as well. Our SOS in Michigan has with success.
Has Cochran made any public statements to the effect that his campaign rejects all fraudulent votes and that he’ll direct his people to join in the efforts to clean up the election results regardless of whether or not it’ll change the outcome?
If not, we know exactly where he stands and it’s not on the side of honesty and propriety.
its Charles’ tweet, not mine
The only statement from those frauds right now is a denial that they bought votes. They say they paid the black pastor for ‘drivers’. YEAH RIGHT! hahaha. They also threatened to sue him and Charles Johnson.
Paper tigers. They know the noose is tightening
The MS GOPe politicians and officials have stirred up a hornets nest
Time for the FBI to get involved.
There are two things going on here. 1) certifying the primary run-off election, and 2) resigning from office.
If McDaniel can get the run-off nullified and rerun, then Cochran can simply concede the primary and finish out his term with no thoughts of resigning. The state's run-off law is a cascading top-two if one declines to run, until there is only one left.
Cochran can still resign his seat, but the governor would only name his replacement until January.
If Cochran is declared the winner and then he resigns, he creates a vacancy in both the Senate and the upcoming election. The governor still appoints the replacement in the Senate until January, but the Democrat will run unopposed in November. State law only allows the candidate to drop out for non-political health or family reasons.
However, if Cochran resigns due to senility and not election illegalities, then the state GOP can appoint a replacement candidate.
So when will McDaniel’s team demand arrest, or at the very least, a legal inquiry? Or has anything already happen? They have the evidence.
They are still counting the fraudulent votes. According to the latest numbers, they are up to 3300, but they have not covered the Delta counties yet, another HEAVILY black area. This has a very real chance of being overturned.
The election STILL has not been certified yet. When it is, McDaniel is free to launch a legal challenge.
A likely strategy all along was that Cochran wins, then steps down, then the GOP appoints Barbour to run in the general election without having had to run in a bruising primary.
However, all heck will break loose if Cochran resigns and the party does not appoint McDaniel as the replacement. Not only did McDaniel win the primary, he's also a respectable two-term sitting state Senator.
There are reportedly 19,000 absentee ballots for the run off and they haven’t even started to look at those yet. Some think that’s where the fraud will be the greatest.
A likely strategy all along was that Cochran wins, then steps down, then the GOP
appoints Barbour to run in the general election without having had to run in a bruising primary.
That’s been my thought all along except I was thinking the resignation would come
in the first six months of the new term and the appointee would 18 months or so
before the election to fill the remainder of the term.
Then that's what they'll do. ;)
I seem to recall during the Coleman / Franken race, there were things that Coleman was told had to wait until the court challenge, and then in the court challenge he was told there were things that should have been done before certifying.
I think they all make it up as they go, deciding whatever best suits their needs at the time. That's why McDaniel needs to be very sure that he's doing everything possible now before the run-off is certified, including verifying what is no longer possible after certifying, and if possible to delay certification if he's being denied access to documents that he needs to see now.
Hard drives have a way of crashing between now and a court hearing, and ballots are going to start being printed.
Problems abound it seems:
MS GOP Executive Committee meets with heightened security
“Irregularities in every county, so we’ve covered 38 counties now, said
State Senator Michael Watson. “We have what we think is evidence of roughly
3300 plus or minus a few more irregularities in those counties. We’ve not
yet touched the Delta, we’ve not yet touched the absentee ballots.”
no no no no no... there has never been any voter fraud. There are no cases of voter fraud ever /s
the people that make up these rules have too much time sitting idle. and don’t have real jobs.
Before, they probably could have kept Cochran in the background to cruise through to reelection. Not now. Cochran won't stand a chance against a serious Democrat challenger, so they need to swap him out now.
the voting system in this country stinks. paper ballots with your number on it so you can verify your vote. something about casting.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that also a criteria for acceptance of a write in candidate's votes?
Next up: Pat Roberts of Kansas and LAMAR!!! Alexander of Tennessee.
When the last primary is done, we can decide who to get rid of in the general election. I nominate Mitchie McTurtle who is in deep poll trouble in Kentucky.
Thanks for the clarification.
When is the deadline for this?
When thinking about such things, you have to consider the laws of unintended consequences. If a specific ballot can be assigned to a specific person, then the secrecy of the ballot has been destroyed. One consequence of this destruction is that it actually aids some types of fraud, like vote-buying, because if you can know how a person voted, rather than just taking their word for it, someone whose vote is bought, will stay bought.
Personally, if someone ever offered me money to vote for a candidate, I'd readily take the money, then vote for the other guy.
very true but with computers i think your vote is numbered and recorded. they know who you voted for. Here in philly you (used to) get a number assigned and it was verbal but you knew the number and if you wanted to you could go back and verify how the old machine recorded the vote no one else got the number.
In my precinct in Texas, you sign in, they validate which ballot you should use and you pick your individual ballot at random from a bunch fanned out on the table.