Skip to comments.Supreme Court rules McDaniel will not have access to poll books
Posted on 07/17/2014 11:51:19 AM PDT by Hostage
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - WLOX News has learned that Chris McDaniel's campaign will not have access to Harrison County poll books. The Mississippi Supreme Court rejected McDaniel's petition for a court order to demand that Harrison County Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker release poll books from the June 24 Republican Party primary runoff election.
The court ruled that there is no legal requirement that poll books be included in the contents of ballot boxes. The order released on Thursday said poll books should be considered official records of all persons qualified to vote in a particular county and should be properly preserved by the circuit clerk.
The court also found that the circuit clerk must redact all voters' social security numbers, telephone numbers, birth date and age information before the records can be examined.
His options now:
1. Pay for the redacted poll books (requires major funds and puts veracity of redacted records by Cochran operatives into evidence; not good here)
3. Take the mountain of evidence in possession now and file the legal challenge to the election. His attorney's said yesterday enough evidence exists to challenge the election and that they will challenge it.
4. Join the True The Vote lawsuit in federal court and obtain the nonredacted original poll books.
5. Obtain a federal injunction allowing for an independent campaign or a write-in campaign.
In my heart, I hope that McDaniel proceeds with option 3 ***because to not do so*** is
* to set the Tea Party movement back, * lose all representation in Congress as it becomes totally controlled by crony interests, and * it weakens Ted Cruz' expanding profile as a champion of conservatives
Anyone who finds that their vote has been “harmed” must file suit...
EVERYONE who perceives harm MUST file an action. There may be some room for voters OUTSIDE of MS to file “amicus” that they were harmed by illegal votes.
Swamp the courts!
Poll books that can’t be examined. Then why even keep them?
The fix is in across the entire country. There is no protection from vote fraud. The bad boys own the system.
I’ve said it many times now - we have seen our last ‘honest’ nationally-impacted election.
We have gone full Soviet - and maybe now some Americans will wake up to what time it is.
But I doubt most will.
First, the federal lawsuit proceeds on its separate merits (an act of Congress regulating federal elections). By federal law, access must be granted.
Second, if the state won’t allow access except upon onerous cost and time-consuming delays, then the appeal to the state courts should proceed based on the evidence in hand and projections where access has been disallowed.
Third, as the U.S. Senate is the final judge of its members, Tea Partiers should inquires of candidates for the Senate throughout the country what standard they will have for accepting a Senator from Mississippi.
OMG I cannot believe that!
You cannot stop institutionalized tyranny by civil means.
We are beyond the courts, the legislatures, and the states to redress grievances and assaults on our liberty.
We have only one option left us.
Resist, defy and then defend with deadly force when they come to impose their will by force.
It took the Left many decades to install their goons in virtually every court in the country, at every level. They’ve salivated over this very moment when judicial dictators could nullify our democratic process.
Wow, a Barbour-appointed court found against McDaniel. Who’d a thunk it?
Hmm, wonder who has this Court in their back pocket? If this election isn’t overturned, then the DEMONCRAP deserves to win the seat. No way should McDaniels supporters get behind Cochran. Let his black voters carry him to victory. Hah - like that is going to happen.
Agree with your first point. And I am hoping that the time tolling on the 12 day window to file a legal challenge is stopped by and reset by the federal court.
Your second point is worthy but it weakens the case immensely to not have the complete canvas.
Your third point is nuanced and will not be realized because most of the GOP Senators in Congress are under the thumb of McConnell.
Proposed slogan for Louisiana license plates “At Least We Are Not Mississippi”
Short summary: the election law guarantees access to "ballot boxes and their contents," but voter rolls are not in the ballot boxes. Voter rolls, therefore, cannot be obtained under the law McDaniel was relying on. They can be obtained under the Public Records Act, but that Act requires that social security numbers, dates of birth and other identifying data be redacted before examination.
I would turn evidence over to FBI to U.S. District Attorneys to start with.
This isn’t about denying McDaniels the nomination anymore. It’s about protecting the MS GOP political machine that gave Cochrane the win.
Politicians, like animals, can be viscious when cornered. And the Barbour Machine is now cornered.
The Lord is Justice.
It is something else here that thrashes about, not the Lord.
McDaniel’s lawyers said yesterday they are going to serve more than 10,000 pages of documented fraud on the US Attorney’s office, the FEC and the MS AG.
If you can’t view them, why even keep them.