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Team McDaniel: We Have Found 3,300+ Ineligible Votes, Half of Number Needed for Challenge
Breitbart ^ | 7/1/2014 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 07/01/2014 8:15:14 PM PDT by Viennacon

State Sen. Chris McDaniel’s campaign told Breitbart News that the conservative firebrand is already halfway to finding enough allegedly ineligible votes counted to launch a legitimate challenge to the results of last Tuesday’s GOP primary runoff against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS).

With more than half of the state’s counties—and many of the state’s African American-majority counties, where many of the ineligible crossover votes are suspected to have occurred—still uncounted, McDaniel’s team told Breitbart News he has at least 3,300 ineligible votes counted. That 3,300 is, according to the McDaniel campaign, just from looking at voters who voted in the June 3 Democratic primary, then crossed over—allegedly illegally—to vote in the June 24 GOP primary runoff.

“Our volunteers on the ground have found over 3,300 irregular votes after examining fewer than half of Mississippi's counties, and that total does not include the Delta counties or even the more than 18,000 absentee ballots, which are sure to include many more irregularities, since that was the prime focus of Cochran's Get Out the Democrat Vote strategy,” McDaniel spokesman Noel Fritsch told Breitbart News.

One such major allegation broke Monday evening via freelance journalist Charles Johnson, who found a pastor—the Rev. Stevie Fielder—who says Cochran’s campaign paid $15 per vote in the black community to vote for Cochran through people like him. Fielder provided Johnson with text messages after Johnson paid him for the story, which ran on Johnson’s new GotNews.com on Monday evening, that allegedly show a Cochran campaign staffer discussing the distribution of cash to Fielder. In the text messages published online, a phone number identified on Fielder's phone as Cochran campaign staffer Saleem Baird appears to discuss putting cash in envelopes for Fielder to pick up.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: chrismcdaniel; electionfraud; fraudteaparty; thadcochran; votefraud; voterfraud
Cochran is heading towards destruction
1 posted on 07/01/2014 8:15:14 PM PDT by Viennacon
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The indecency...


2 posted on 07/01/2014 8:16:10 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Viennacon

Good to focus on these ‘crossover’ votes that are clearly illegal - no arguments about it.

The vote buying is very tough to prove, but nice that that separate investigation is underway.

Saw something about 18-19,000 mailed in ballots from the Delta. That smells fishy to say the least...


3 posted on 07/01/2014 8:17:24 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Viennacon

Bump


4 posted on 07/01/2014 8:18:34 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Viennacon

Cochran paid for votes.


5 posted on 07/01/2014 8:18:44 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: TigerClaws

No doubt. In any case, even if the vote buying cannot be categorically proven, it will add to any judgement that this election is in question.


6 posted on 07/01/2014 8:19:52 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: TigerClaws

But ARE they “clearly illegal”? I know it’s bad form, underhanded, sneaky, despicable, etc. etc. etc., but is it in fact against the law? This is something I have yet to see clearly addressed. Is there a written law saying that you are only allowed to vote in one primary? If there isn’t, I don’t see how we can win. We won’t shame Cochran out of office. If he had any sense of shame he wouldn’t have resorted to this in the first place.


7 posted on 07/01/2014 8:21:11 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Viennacon

Mitt Romney should have challenge the massive voter fraud. obama in many places received over 100%


8 posted on 07/01/2014 8:21:57 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: TigerClaws

Saw something about 18-19,000 mailed in ballots from the Delta. That smells fishy to say the least...


Since MS doesn’t have close elections, a huge uptick in Delta/coastal regions of RAT districts voting in a R runoff..
Cockroach is going to be forced to cry CHICKEN! and concede before the GOPe is totally destroyed over this.

Let’s totally destroy the GOPe over this.


9 posted on 07/01/2014 8:23:56 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: Ronin

These are questionable votes, they don’t need to be “clearly illegal” to trigger a re-vote or at least a real investigation.


10 posted on 07/01/2014 8:24:33 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: minnesota_bound

“Mitt Romney should have challenge the massive voter fraud. obama in many places received over 100%”

True, and that is why he is dubbed Romnutz - a nutless nut.


11 posted on 07/01/2014 8:25:07 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: Viennacon

Cochran is not the only one. This will not end well for Cochran, the MS
GOP officials and MS Politicians who supported Cochran.
This scandal has legs. Long legs.


12 posted on 07/01/2014 8:25:12 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being pissed on by their own party!)
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To: Ronin

Ronin, where have you been? IT IS THE LAW IN MISSISSIPPI. You CANNOT vote in the runoff for the Republicans if you voted in the Democrat primary.


13 posted on 07/01/2014 8:25:32 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Ronin
-- Is there a written law saying that you are only allowed to vote in one primary? --

Yes. Details -> here.

14 posted on 07/01/2014 8:27:47 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Viennacon
" then crossed over—allegedly illegally"

From what I have read from MS FReepers, there is no "allegedly" to it!

15 posted on 07/01/2014 8:29:06 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: minnesota_bound

“Mitt Romney should have challenge the massive voter fraud. obama in many places received over 100%”

I always thought that very same thing. This fraud has to be stopped at all levels in all elections.


16 posted on 07/01/2014 8:29:53 PM PDT by paintriot (On the Conservative Coast.)
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To: tennmountainman

The bag man for the vote buying is a Congressional staffer for Wicker, the other U.S. Senator from MS (a man who owned a strip club in Jackson MS - surely a good qualification for a gig in Congress).

The son-in-law of Wicker was the campaign manager for Cochran.


17 posted on 07/01/2014 8:34:46 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Viennacon
"State Sen. Chris McDaniel’s campaign told Breitbart News that the conservative firebrand is already halfway to finding enough allegedly ineligible votes counted to launch a legitimate challenge to the results of last Tuesday’s GOP primary runoff against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)."

Isn't McDaniel running out of time to contest? It seems like getting access to the rest of the counted ballots or voting roles is a tall mountain to climb at this point. I hope not.

18 posted on 07/01/2014 8:36:56 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: uncommonsense

He actually cannot contest right now. Barbour and friends have no certified the election. Until they do, he’s powerless


19 posted on 07/01/2014 8:38:00 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Ronin

Ok. Briefly.

In MS we have open primaries. You can vote in either one regardless of whether you are registered to that particular party or not.

On primary day you MUST CHOOSE which primary you want to vote in. You choose a table, either Republican or Democrat, when you enter your precinct. They check your ID, check to make sure you are registered and you sign a book. They then give you a voting card for the voting machines. Once there, you insert the card you got and ONLY the candidates in THAT primary appear on the screen. You select your choice(s), cast your ballot, eject the card, return it to the appropriate table and go home.

You can NOT then turn around and vote at the OTHER table. You have ALREADY VOTED. You can NOT vote TWICE.

Now, IF one of the parties has a run off, you can of course vote in that as well. You can NOT vote in the primary runoff of the party that you did NOT vote in on the original primary election day.

If you DO so you have in effect voted TWICE. This is ILLEGAL.

In the run off they will take the registration book from the OPPOSITE party’s primary and use THAT to determine if you have already voted in the OTHER party’s primary and are therefore INeligible to vote in the runoff. It was THIS practice that GOP bigs supposedly told the precinct workers in majority dem precincts to avoid. They then had no way to determine who was eligible to vote and who wasn’t, easily.

If you voted in the democrat primary, and there is documented evidence of this when you registered at that particular table, and your name/ID were subsequently used to vote at the OTHER primary runoff you have broken the law.

The RACE baiting the other party’s supporters is another topic altogether. Not illegal in open primary states, but tends to paint the incumbent into a corner they won’t get out of. They aren’t going to get the primary opponent’s supporters votes and the opposing party’s supporters are unlikely to vote outside their party in the general election.

Hope this makes sense.


20 posted on 07/01/2014 8:39:55 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: tennmountainman

If so, it’s going to be fun watching the ACLU fight the challenge — on behalf of a Republican!


21 posted on 07/01/2014 8:52:52 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Viennacon

Time to cook up another batch of popcorn with organic coconut oil and Celtic sea salt!


22 posted on 07/01/2014 8:58:12 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: uncommonsense

I think the secretary of state of MS has to certify the election which has not been done AFAIK.


23 posted on 07/01/2014 9:00:40 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Viennacon

BTTT!


24 posted on 07/01/2014 9:06:19 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Black Agnes

Excellent explanation, thanks for taking the time.


25 posted on 07/01/2014 9:06:42 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Black Agnes

Good summary.

Here’s a blog (not mine) that a friend referred me to:

http://cottonmouthblog.blogspot.com/

Some interesting info in there (the black pastor worked on a previous campaign for a Republican) and a bit of skepticism about that pastor’s story.

I think McDaniel should proceed cautiously with the vote buying allegations. People who will tell stories for cash will tell ANY story.

But the crossover votes are CLEARLY illegal and can be shown easily. There’s enough there already to order a statewide check.


26 posted on 07/01/2014 9:09:01 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Ronin

It is the law in Mississippi that if you vote as a Dem in the Primary you cannot vote in a GOP runoff election.

It would be the same rule for a Republican who voted in the GOP primary. If there had been a Dem runoff he would not be able to vote in it.


27 posted on 07/01/2014 9:17:41 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (Remember Mississippi)
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To: Black Agnes

Thorough explanation of the rules, thanks


28 posted on 07/01/2014 9:29:18 PM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Hollywood...Washington DC for pretty people)
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To: TigerClaws

I read the blog...sounds more like a pro-Cochran site than anything else

And, I would love the see Cochran sue....though he and his crooks are blowing smoke up their hinds.

They will not sue. A lawsuit opens up everything to discovery...and I doubt they will want this Charles Johnson to get his hands on anything that criminally implicates Cochran


29 posted on 07/01/2014 9:34:37 PM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Hollywood...Washington DC for pretty people)
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To: Black Agnes

Excellent! Thank you for the explanation. That clarified things perfectly. Looks like we have them by the short and curlies now.


30 posted on 07/01/2014 9:59:41 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: tennmountainman

We wouldn’t have had Al Franken and the clinching senate Odumbocare vote had another Rino had the same balz


31 posted on 07/01/2014 10:02:39 PM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: paintriot
This fraud has to be stopped at all levels in all elections.

It's hard to stop when both Democrats AND Republicans are doing it.

32 posted on 07/01/2014 10:03:10 PM PDT by Hoodat (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: WomBom

To clarify: if Norm Coleman had the same balz that McDaniel does


33 posted on 07/01/2014 10:06:31 PM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: Ronin

It is illegal to vote in the Democrat primary and then vote in the Republican one in Mississippi.


34 posted on 07/01/2014 10:13:42 PM PDT by Maelstorm (America wasn't founded with the battle cry of "Give me Liberty or cut me a government check!".)
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To: Black Agnes
So much for open primaries in MS. Here in La. Triple verifications....state sent voter registration card and ID number...drivers license for name/address verification and must initial voter registration roll BEFORE voting. Yes it's a pain, but it keeps it honest here in Mandeville, La.
35 posted on 07/02/2014 12:46:47 PM PDT by VF-51vnv
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To: Viennacon
Cochran is heading towards destruction

We'll see. The GOPe isn't going to let him hang without a big fight.

36 posted on 07/02/2014 4:29:43 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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