Skip to comments.McDaniel Campaign Begins Legal Challenge in Mississippi GOP Primary
Posted on 07/03/2014 10:15:22 AM PDT by thetallguy24
This years most hotly contested Republican primary elections entered a new round of controversy Thursday morning, when the Tea Party challenger attempting to unseat incumbent Senator Thad Cochran officially initiated a challenge to the results of a runoff last week.
Insurgent candidate Chris McDaniel Thursday sent a Notice of Intent to Challenge to the Cochran campaign, the first step in an attempt to invalidate the election by revealing voting irregularities. Early next week the McDaniel campaign will file its official challenge with the state Republican Party, which oversees the primary election, McDaniel spokesman Noel Fritsch told TIME. A legal challenge in the courts will follow, Fritsch says.
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YES! Now the naysayers can shut up. GO CHRIS!
“The McDaniel campaign has thus far found more than 4,900 votes it calls into question, Fritsch says. The campaign has not yet received access to records in 31 counties or to 19,000 absentee ballots, Fritsch says.”
This is going to be easy to prove... by a wide margin
Indeed. Go Chris!
Yep....they can’t deny it....especially if Time (can’t get any more MSM than that) is reporting this.
Just posted a duplicate a few minutes ago. I will inform the admin moderator to suspend it.
Here’s my take:
McDaniel Campaign confirms that a write-in campaign is not off the table.
I’ve posted my research that federal courts treat seekers of federal office different than state courts do and federal case law highly favors substantial candidates seeking federal office.
Although MS has ‘sore loser’ laws on its books, federal courts have in the past overruled states in every instance where a credible substantial candidate seeks to file as an independent past state deadlines or is denied ballot access as a write-in candidate.
The crux of federal rulings is the issue of disenfranchising large numbers of voters from having an opportunity to elect the person they think best represents them in federal office. In this case there are hundreds and hundreds of thousands of voters who voted for Chris McDaniel in his campaign to be elected as US Senator.
The McDaniel campaign will not seek to be on the ballot as a write-in or as an independent until MS has denied their challenge to the election which could happen because of the thick corruption in that state and an apparent ‘good old guy’s network’ that seems to be in place everywhere that seems to take direction from the Barbour family members.
If McDaniel loses his bid to overturn the election, he needs only walk a short distance over to the federal courthouse and file for an injunction against MS sore loser laws and within two weeks he can have a federal order issued to the state of MS to allow him onto the ballot for the November election.
He will have plenty of ammunition in federal court to show criminality, vote fraud and conspiracy to be granted a preliminary federal injunction while waiting for the state of MS to make its argument of a ‘compelling state interest’ to deny the injunction request.
What “compelling state interest” is there that MS could argue?
The answer is there are none.
Arguments put forth in the past for support a compelling state interest have focused on the confusion and chaos that too many candidates cause, the burden of managing too many candidates and parties especially those that are not serious and are designed as a protest vote, for example “Daffy Duck” or “Mickey Mouse” as a write-in.
None of the cases on record have arguments that apply to the McDaniel case in denying so many voters the right to elect him as their US Senator.
In my view I wish that an independent or write-in campaign will not be necessary but if it becomes necessary it is easy for the McDaniel campaign to overcome MS election law that would bar him from accessing the November ballot.
Without a doubt, the counties who are not giving McDaniel access to
poll books as required by law are busy trying to cover their fraud.
Lots of ramifications to be explored as this process plays out. If a race with
McDaniel, Cochran and Childers plus the independents should develop for Nov,
it would make for a most interesting race. The campaigning would be
Time is up, Thad.
McDaniel should prosecute this to the very end. Even if the GOPe approach him to cut a deal, he should respond “No Deals With Criminals No Matter What Party!”. He can win and he can turn the GOPe world upside down.
Is it possible that the reason the results have not been certified is so that they can call a “oops, we made a mistake. McDaniels won.” And then certify it?
AND how many write in votes would get lost, misplaced in the trunk of a Yugo, burned as unreadable, uncounted by other means, -OR- ignored if they even GET to any counting mechanizm..
Write in votes ...ASSUMES... an honest system...
Any that still believe in an honest voteing system in the U.S.
Should be SLAPPED... eyes poked, and given an Atomic weggie..
They are not worth a banana cream pie in the face..
All they need are the lists that show Democrats who voted in the Democrat primary vs the list of Democrats who voted in the Republican runoff. There should be plenty of votes there.
Thad Cochran delenda est.
Great post. Thanks.
That Yugo’s trunk was used in St Louis County, MN when Frankenberry got elected to the Senate.
That's the only thing these bastards understand. "You've got to kill people, and when you've killed enough they stop fighting." - Gen. Curtis LeMay.
Apparently they already offered him a deal to shut him up. State party chair, Joe Nosef’s job.
Interesting research and info. Thanks for posting
McDaniel needs to fight this...also...he has a good chance of winning a write-in because Thad and the Dem will split liberal votes
Wow! Thanks for the explanations, very informative.