Skip to comments.Cochran camp tries to clear vote buying allegations
Posted on 07/01/2014 8:26:10 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Call it what you want , illegal activity or a political game; the fallout is the same as the blows are still coming in the Republican Senate race.
Pictures of text messages and an audio recording were posted on the new web site "Got News" Monday night. It alleges vote buying by Thad Cochran's campaign.
Stevie Fielder is the Meridian man at the center of the vote buying allegations against Thad Cochran's campaign. We tried several numbers listed for him and the church where the online story says he is a reverend. No one answered at any of the numbers.
When asked about Fielder, Robert Markham, one of the deacons at First Union Missionary Baptist Church, told us he is not an associate pastor there, and he would not do business with him.
But the communication director for Cochran's campaign says they did have a business deal with Fielder.
"Mr. Fielder was paid a small amount of money, $300 to reimbursements for his vehicles that he was using to transport get out the vote efforts," explained communications director Jordan Russell.
Fielder didn't get the other $300 because he stopped campaigning. So, he started calling Cochran's office, demanding money.
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If the contract called for two $300 payments, what was the list of names and envelopes for?
They were probably working on this when they had their little ‘private sit-down’. Trying to figure out some way to explain it away.
“illegal activity or political game”
Vote buying is definitely the former, and in all fifty-seven states.
This is not going to end well for Cochran, MS GOP officials and MS
politicians who supported Cochran.
The big Mo has turned in favor of investigating this scandal Big Time!
The bozos in the bottom tier banana republics wouldn’t even think about trying this idiocy. They know they’d get caught.
This will only get worse. The only question is, does anyone have the fortitude to stomach this, RATS or Rhinos included?
Not even a smidgen of corruption. Phony scandal.
Who prepared the envelopes?
See, that’s a major mess up. Can’t say that’s GOTV money because it’s such a small amount. Envelopes. Names. That’s an ORGANIZED at the campaign level vote buying RICO-level criminal enterprise.
Sounds like the Cochran camp is starting to dig the whole they are in deeper
3,300 fraudulent votes have been found so far and the Delta counties and the 19,000 absentee ballots have not been researched yet.
GOP voter support for Cockroach is dropping like a stone. If he survives the election challenge, he will be tainted goods and will likely lose the November election.
Best course of action for all would be for Cochran to resign his seat effective January and allow McDaniel to be the GOP choice in November. But his hubris will likely not allow that.
I’m waiting for Cockroach’s Senate colleagues to start deserting him. When that happens, the handwriting is on the wall.
But zero has proven with Holder that ‘their people’ are bulletproof AND invisible.
So they continue what they did in Nov 2012. And 2008.
The liberals depend on the GOP more than they will let on, but I think they know it.
The GOP has typically kept them out of their worst follies, and so the liberals are not totally devoured by their follies.
They were miffed when the GOP wouldn’t “mend” Obamacare. So they have had to lean on Barack Obama’s Calvinball, which cannot last forever.
My home county had a vote jump of nearly 1000 out of a 4000 initial vote total.
80% of those ‘new’ votes went to Cochran.
Not sure if that county has been looked at or not.
Also, now that the GOP has gotten unmistakably pulled in, now the invisible is no longer so.
I say let us wait for the punch line of this joke to sink in. I think it will. Black people will sooner or later be saying about Mississippi, “Why, we let the GOP do WHAT to us?”
Naw, this just validates TEA, that the UNIPARTY must be obsoleted. Deleted. Defeated. Destroyed.
We must press this case to show the nation what we’re all about. Once we eat our own (GOPe traitors), we will be finally understood for the patriots we are.
These seasons of national disobedience have steeped everyone in the devil; take heed that the vengeance for which you hunger does not take you way, way beyond where you wanted it to go.
God, as always, builds the way out of an evil situation if invited. Up to you whether to look to Him or to ask the devil to do your work. I can only summarize the situation. I can’t make you do squat.
Cochrane more than likely knows nothing of this alleged 'vote buying.' Of course, he also does not know what day it is, his dog's name, what state he represents, and what time he should take his pills.
This does not affect his performance as a Senator because he is still capable of signing things put before him by his staff, who in turn are told exactly what to do by Mitch McConnell's staff.
The commies swung the pendulum too hard and too fast, and it’s swinging back to us.... slowly.
The scales are falling from some of their eyes!
You jest, but perhaps Thad is as much of a puppet as Barack.
And political puppets are never a good thing. A puppet can’t choose God. It is tied by its strings.
What I am urging is what the bible urges: “Leave room” for the wrath of God. If you try to BE that wrath, absent some very firm framework of law, you probably will muff it.
There was no ‘leave room’ where I was raised.
Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord. I wait and watch for verification of this, so I can finally rest and be happy again.
That merely shows you were raised in a region of hell. That does not change God’s word, which remains “Leave room.”
I'm waiting for his Senate colleagues to send him to sleep with the fishes. Their only hope to get out of this mess is a sympathy vote. Lord knows he's old enough, be a hell of a lot easier than some young guy like Andrew Breitbart.
It might not be all that hard for them to persuade him to go gently into the good night with his new sweetie, should they agree.
Remember what I said on the other thread about how Cochran will claim the envelopes of money were for GOTV workers?
Back to the Reverend. He and anyone he authorized to hand out money for votes would be considered GOTV workers. So to cover their tails, all Cochran and Staff have to do is deny that they did anything other than pay GOTV workers. Their campaign cash-out expenses will show only the amounts paid to GOTV workers. The money that went to individual voters will not show up anywhere. That money came from other people/accounts.That's what he's saying now:
Russell says they're for campaign workers and are in line with the law.Exactly what I said they'd say. Punks. They're not fooling anyone.
"It's $25 dollars a shift and it's paid in an envelope," Russell said. "The reason that we would need the name and address is so that we can report all of our disbursements to the FEC."
Like Frank in the Godfather, they might 'take care' of his sweetie if he should decide to bow out. I'm sure there's lots of ways to handle that and I'm sure they know them all.
If the pastor isn’t careful someone will do a Vince Foster on him. I’d be afraid if I were him.
This cancel by doubt will be one of their tactics.
We dont have to prove that we have 7,000 [invalid] votes . all there needs to be is enough doubt about the election, and were confident about that, he said.
That cancel by doubt strategy gives the McDaniel campaign an incentive to collect evidence about possible vote-buying and other potentially unethical behavior by Cochrans campaign.
So far, there are many reports about shady outreach to Democratic voters supposedly undertaken by Cochran and his allies, particularly done by relatives of former Gov. Haley Barbour.
For example, The Daily Caller reported that Henry Barbour, the head of the Mississippi Conservatives PAC and the nephew of Haley Barbour, paid Democratic operative Mitzi Bickers to make paid calls to potential Cochran supporters. Those calls may have spurred many loyal Democrats to cast invalid votes.
In the search for improper votes, GOP officials who are affiliated with Cochrans campaign are trying to block McDaniels search for invalidated votes that are recorded in the poll books, Fritsch said.
Theyre stalling in at least half of the counties across the state, he said.
Some are asking for large fees, and throwing up every roadblock you can imagine to stop us from seeing the poll books, Fristch stated.
That resistance tells us they dont want us to see the poll books, he added.
I believe it is obstruction of justice for the GOPe and the dems to keep the poll books from McDaniel's people.
The republican party is really showing their ass (ironic isn't it that the dems' symbol is an ass...) and even with the MSN playing rip van winkle voters are going to see how corrupt the GOP is, and that they will use fraud and law breaking to get their way to counter those that believe in our Constitutional Republic.
There is more at the link if you want to wade through faux Conservative Tucker's site full of popups, ads and ads disguised as "news" stories.
Why they would have any rational motive to avenge themselves upon said sweetie is beyond me. If she keeps him content and out of trouble with the barnyard animals, while out of politics, everybody is happy. It’s when people are unhappy that they go out of their way. And he might have a song or two to sing if he gets aggravated enough to do it.
Certainly it is a dilemma for the MSM. Beat up on a Republican when they have a chance, but then it could help the Tea Party win.
MS Election Code - 23-15-165Last week one of the clerks told a volunteer to come back on Wed. when she (the clerk) had had time to redact the necessary data. It's Wednesday! We'll see what happens later today.
6(b) Copies of statewide, district, county or municipal voter registration files, excluding social security numbers, telephone numbers and date of birth and age information, shall be provided to any person in accordance with the Mississippi Public Records Act of 1983 at a cost not to exceed the actual cost of production.
(I emailed Mcdanielvolunteer@tynerlawfirm.com. I'll let you know what they say.)
What to do, what to do...
Yup, stonewalling big time.
LOL @ it’s Wed, here it is Tue heh.
(I’m typing to you from the past...)
Yeah, let me know what they say, cool yer on it.
Obama quotes re: IRS and other high crimes and misdemeanors.
I thought you were referring to the vote-buying scandal.
In Cook county Illinois its called “walking around money”.
I was indeed replying to the vote buying scandal. I was making fun of the fact that the GOPe is using the same excuses as Obama.
Oh, oh... I missed the sarcasm point. Sometimes doesn’t always translate well on here (and we’ve had some trolls denying there is any scandal in MS with a straight face).
My bad on no sarc tag ... because you’re right ... there are some fools who actually would write that. In fact you could probably find just that at DU on a Cochran/McDaniels thread. </no sarc>
Oh, yeah... you might’ve caught this gem last Saturday morning and this troll “OldRanchHand” caught a ride on the train to ZOTville... one-way.
niiiiiiiiice. Only thing missing from that thread is more kitties. Even my silly liberal friends love it when I send them pictures of viking kitties from good ZOT threads. For some reason, it gives them a tiny, tiny, tiny piece of respect and affection for us. As if ... they kind of wish they could have fun, too, instead of being morbid about the warming world all the time - the plight of all the people you and I are bigoted against and hating into poverty .... and the consistent aggravation and cognitive dissonance involved in maintaining, while asleep or while awake, that ... “A” somehow does not equal “A” :-)
They are no better than the lying, liberal, democrat, lefty, socialist's...we've been fighting for years.
Of course, I thought they enjoy liberally employing their own versions of shutting people up or expelling them from their own little websites. I was on a discussion website that was about tv shows and I said something un-PC (I despise PC, it is an invention that came straight from Stalin himself) and they booted me off the board without a moment’s notice. These folks are a cancer.
Yeah - the difference is, you get booted off their sites for calmly either stating a fact, or arguing rationally and calmly for a position.
If a liberal came on this site, with a cogent argument backed up with facts of numbers and history ... it would be welcomed with amazement and splendor. I’m not sure such a thing exists? The only ‘happy thriving government centered’ civilizations are those during the brief slices of time when a rich, well earned culture of enlightenment and bounty is drifting off to sleep. Left asleep, the nightmares have already begun to increase.
I think the slumber commenced the moment Ben said “A Republic, if you can keep it.”