Skip to comments.Chris McDaniel seeks cash to challenge "sham" Mississippi runoff
Posted on 07/02/2014 5:55:24 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Chris McDaniel, the tea party-backed conservative who lost to Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., in the Republican Senate primary last week is ready to mount a legal challenge to the election results - as soon as he can scrounge up some cash.
In an email to supporters Wednesday, McDaniel asked for contributions to an "Election Challenge Fund" to "help me contest this corrupt election."
"We have a long fight ahead of us. I know exactly how long and frustrating court battles can be, but I believe this will be worth it," he wrote. "There is too much at stake to back down from this fight. The problem is that court cases are expensive, and we don't currently have the resources to mount the legal challenge that this case deserves."
McDaniel called the runoff election a "sham" and accused Cochran of stealing the election with illegal votes from liberal Democrats. He claims to have found thousands of irregularities in the voting process already.
He announced plans to scrutinize the voting just hours after his defeat last week. McDaniels' camp has indicated they believe some Democrats broke the law by voting in the Democratic primary before supporting Cochran in the runoff, which is illegal.
Meanwhile, Cochran's campaign is fending off reports from a conservative blogger that they attempted to buy votes in Lauderdale County, according to the Clarion-Ledger. Charles Johnson of GotNews.com reports that a Cochran staffer was told to offer black voters in the Meridian, Miss., area $15 in exchange for a vote for Cochran.
While the staffer, Steve Fielder, claims he wasn't paid a promised $16,000 for his work, the Cochran campaign said he was offered $600 for standard get-out-the-vote work which was not properly completed.
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The story changes again. And now Fielder is a “staffer” and the amount of his compensation was to be $16,000.
The GOPe is not only stupid, they’re cheap too.
Not surprising really. They adopted pretty much all the Dem tactics so far. Night as well go for the Rice/Carney method of media management as well.
What’s important is the link, for those who want to make a difference:
This story is not getting as much play in the national media as it deserves. I used my Facebook account to try, in a small way, to give it wider play beyond our conservative circles. Here is what I posted, trying to give a very basic and fact-oriented account of the events. Feel free to copy and paste to any of your own walls if you wish.
“There have been a lot of big items in the news lately: the Supreme Court rulings, the IRS scandal, the ISIS Caliphate (That will be a big one.)....It is easy to overlook the signficant things happening in Mississippi in the wake of the Republican Senate primary and how it might affect the future political landscape of the country. If you haven’t gotten up to speed on it yet, you might want to do so. Here it is in a nutshell:
1. The long-term Republican Senator, Thad Cochran, was forced into a runoff when he finished second to Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel. McDaniel fell just short of the 50% needed to avoid a runoff.
2. Cochran narrowly won the runoff by about a 6,000 vote margin.
3. To achieve the very unexpected victory, the Republican establishment sought out liberal Democrat votes, spending large sums of money to vilify its own conservative base in the process.
4. Reports have emerged that the Cochran campaign may have engaged in a felony by giving money to prominent black preachers to distribute to their members to vote for Cochran. Reports state that $15 per person walking around money was widely distributed, resulting in as much as 30,000 or more additional Democrat voters participating in the Republican runoff who did not participate in the Republican primary.
5. Mississippi has a law prohibiting those voting in a party’s primary from voting in another party’s runoff election. Thus far, with many counties left to be examined, there have been more than 4,900 illegal votes uncovered in which people who voted in the Democrat primary subsequently voted in the Republican runoff.
6. The Republican establishment in many counties has been trying to prevent the McDaniel campaign from reviewing the rolls, essentially trying to run out the clock on the election.
7. The national organization True the Vote has now filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Republican establishment in Mississippi. Election results are very rarely voided, but there are indications that there are enough improprieties that this election may be.
8. The Federal Election Commission is now asking for a variety of additional information from Republican establishment sources. One of the questions revolves around a PAC (Political Action Committee) at the center of the controversy. The PAC is not authorized by the FEC and is operated by the Barbour family, the first family of the Republican establishment in Mississippi.
9. There are reports that Thad Cochran, who according to reports did not want to run for reelection but was pressured by the Barbour family, is now considering conceding or resigning to avoid criminal charges....or perhaps others are urging this of him, since his public appearances seem to indicate that he may be in the early to moderate stages of senility.
10. Many conservatives have long believed that their biggest enemies are not Democrats but establishment Republicans. Many believe that, given a choice, that the Republican establishment wing of the Party would prefer to align themselves with Democrats than with conservatives...especially social conservatives. The Republican establishment does have a history of fighting harder against its conservative base than against Democrats. The events in Mississippi are perhaps developing into the straw that broke the camel’s back. The call to Remember Mississippi is rapidly spreading in many conservative quarters nationwide. Within Mississippi, polls indicate that more than half of McDaniel’s supporters, if the election is not voided, now intend to either not vote in the general election or to vote for Cochran’s Democrat opponent. With the background of many conservative’s strongly held belief that the Republican establishment wants their votes but not their values, the events in Mississippi may prove to be a seminal event in shaping the political landscape of the country in the future, and especially the future makeup of the Republican Party.”
Dems above board and the conservatives lying about them
“Change” promised by Obama...
Well who else would be suing to prove Cochran cheated, duh!
Great summary! supreme!
Where can we learn more about these items?
Shame that the criminals can comit crimes that are blaitantly obvious and have the money to protect their crimes
Thanks! I appreciate it! And you have done excellent work on this yourself!
BREAKING: True the Vote, the citizens initiative pursuing free and fair elections for all Americans, and 13 other plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Mississippi secretary of state and the Republican Party of Mississippi over the June 24 primary election runoff...
I’ve been getting most of my information from threads on FR. For example, here is a link provided by Viennacon about the Barbour PAC:
A lot of good information seems to be coming from the Charles Johnson Twitter feed.
The official who runs the election is a paid Cochran flunkie? Yup. Sham election is right! In the olden days they'd be run out on a rail!!