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Chris McDaniel to announce ‘major development’ on Monday
washingtonpost.com ^ | 8/1/14 | Sean Sullivan

Posted on 08/03/2014 6:16:21 AM PDT by cotton1706

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) said Friday that he will announce a "major development" on Monday related to the results of the June 24 GOP runoff election he lost to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.

McDaniel said in a news release that he will hold a press conference at his attorney's office Monday afternoon. He did not specify what he will say. But it may be an announcement that he is officially challenging the results of the election, as his legal team has said it expects to do.

Cochran was certified by the Republican Party of Mississippi in July as the winner of the runoff by 7,667 votes. But McDaniel has refused to concede. His campaign has raised the possibility of voter fraud. But so far, it has not come forward with specific evidence.

McDaniel attorney Mitch Tyner told reporters on July 16 that "there is already evidence to file a challenge." He said that "crossover votes" would likely be a big part of the challenge, but did not make specific allegations.

The crossover reference was apparently to Democrats who voted in both the Democratic primary and Republican runoff.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cochran; elections; mcdaniel; mississippi; senateraces
Remind the people about Mississippi just before the Kansas and Tennessee primaries!
1 posted on 08/03/2014 6:16:21 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Make sure Roberts and Alexander are mentioned as much as possible.


2 posted on 08/03/2014 6:21:43 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: cotton1706

Make sure Roberts and Alexander are mentioned as much as possible.


3 posted on 08/03/2014 6:21:43 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod

The announcement? I need u to send more money to me?


4 posted on 08/03/2014 6:28:12 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: cotton1706

I hope he’ll run as an independent and give the Mississippi RINOs a fight. Then when he wins, tell Mitch to STFU.


5 posted on 08/03/2014 6:43:01 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Miss law explicitly prohibits Chris from running as an independent..


6 posted on 08/03/2014 6:48:22 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: cotton1706

Bttt


7 posted on 08/03/2014 6:49:17 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: cotton1706

I wonder if he will concede and endorse the democrat (who is actually more conservative and less sleazy).


8 posted on 08/03/2014 6:52:00 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: ExCTCitizen

He won’t win as an indie, but he’ll sure knock Cochran on his ass.


9 posted on 08/03/2014 6:52:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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5 Weeks
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10 posted on 08/03/2014 6:55:56 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: ScottinVA

I see what is coming. McDaniel will win in court, Cochran will stay in as a write in and the rat will win.


11 posted on 08/03/2014 6:56:30 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: cotton1706

I read somewhere, twitter I think...that there may be ‘confusion’ as to what the MS law actually means. Something to the effect that voters could not vote for a R or a D in the same election. But since this was a runoff...is that technically the same election?

Don’t know what the out come will be if McDaniel continues to push forward. Isn’t the clock ticking awfully fast toward the general election? Can McDaniel raise enough money at this point to run and effective campaign against the Democrat?

No...I’m not a Thad fan...just wondering about the logistics at this point.


12 posted on 08/03/2014 7:38:29 AM PDT by conservaKate ( I grow weary of the goobers in the Republican party. (thanks Chris))
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To: EQAndyBuzz

The rat wouldn’t win. Cochran will lose, the Democrat or McDaniel would win.


13 posted on 08/03/2014 7:50:58 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: cotton1706

If Cochran was a decent person, he would call a press conference to withdraw his nomination and endorse McDaniel. Unfortunately, leftist/selfish candidates don’t do what is good for the country and their representatives.

Cochran was already set to retire before the establishment convinced him to run again, it would be honorable for him to come forward and say that he found out about the effort to get Democrats to vote for him and he could claim that he had nothing to do with it. In light of new information, he is stepping aside. (in my dreams)


14 posted on 08/03/2014 7:54:51 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: conservaKate
According to a reference at http://ballotpedia.org/Mississippi_elections,_2014 - " Voters do not have to register with a party, but they must intend to support the party nominations if they vote in the primary election."

I consider a runoff as another primary with fewer choices on the ballot, so if you had previously voted in the Democratic primary you cannot subsequently vote in the Republican runoff. However, I am not a judge in Mississippi so you can't take my word for it. /s

15 posted on 08/03/2014 8:04:32 AM PDT by ken in texas
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To: cotton1706

Yes, he needs to remind Kansas and Tennessee voters about Mississippi, but he also needs to put up, or shut up. It’s time.


16 posted on 08/03/2014 8:09:36 AM PDT by grandpa jones (obama delenda est)
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To: billhilly
The announcement? I need u to send more money to me?

And if it looks like more money will open some doors toward turning this travesty of betrayal around, I'll gladly hit his donate button.

17 posted on 08/03/2014 8:26:55 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: DCBryan1

I will not vote for Cochran or Childers, I do not believe Childers is any less sleazy nor do I believe either one of them is Conservative.


18 posted on 08/03/2014 8:28:13 AM PDT by duffee (Dump the Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party, joe nosef.)
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To: conservaKate

I understand that there is time if a court rules in Senator McDaniel’s favor for a September runoff. I don’t know about money, I believe we would find out if the Republican Party and the NRSC are serious about holding the Mississippi Senate seat and taking control of the Senate.


19 posted on 08/03/2014 8:36:01 AM PDT by duffee (Dump the Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party, joe nosef.)
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To: DCBryan1
I wonder if he will concede and endorse the democrat (who is actually more conservative and less sleazy).

I hope not. The Senate doesn't operate on conservative v. liberal or honest v. sleazy. It's strictly R's v. D's.

So it doesn't matter the kind of Democrat. They will always carry the Reids, Feinsteins, Durbans, Boxers,... right along with them.

20 posted on 08/03/2014 8:39:57 AM PDT by raisetheroof ("To become Red is to become dead --- gradually." Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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To: ken in texas

Only voters who voted in the democrat primary are inelgible to vote in the Republican Primary runoff, any voter who did not cast a vote in either primary are elgible as are those who voted in the Republican primary..


21 posted on 08/03/2014 8:45:42 AM PDT by duffee (Dump the Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party, joe nosef.)
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To: cotton1706

McDaniel has done some very smart things lately including hiring Rick Shafton as his researcher. I watched a video of Shafton, who is one of the best in the business, lay out just some of what he has found on the Cochran campaign. It is childish and amateurish.


22 posted on 08/03/2014 10:15:24 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: ken in texas

There are two rules, one enforceable, the other not.

The runoff is considered a part of the original June 3rd primary, and the law clearly states that anyone who voted for the Dem on that day cannot then turn around and vote in the GOP primary on June 24th (It would be the equivalent of voting for two candidates at the same time, effectively.)

The other rule is the one you cited regarding intent, and the MS courts apparently consider that one unenforceable because it would be impractical to know a voter’s intention as to how he would vote in a future race. That provision is even being used to try to skewer McDaniel voters, including McDaniel himself, who now claim that they might not support Cochran in November if he’s the candidate. But, as I said, it’s unenforceable, and not enforced, although I suppose someone could use it to create some political mischief in the future.


23 posted on 08/03/2014 10:37:44 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: cotton1706

I don’t think this one is over yet, and have been waiting for McDaniel’s campaign to decide how to handle a challenge. Should be interesting.


24 posted on 08/03/2014 10:39:25 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: raisetheroof

You are right but I’m afraid it will fall on deaf ears and/or closed minds.


25 posted on 08/03/2014 10:41:39 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Norseman

Completely agree regarding “intent” being unenforceable if someone skipping both primaries finally showed up for the runoff.


26 posted on 08/03/2014 11:32:13 AM PDT by ken in texas
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27 posted on 08/03/2014 11:32:50 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: cotton1706

QUESTION?

Will those who voted illegally in the Republican Primary be eligible to vote in the General Election?


28 posted on 08/04/2014 8:21:00 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

“Will those who voted illegally in the Republican Primary be eligible to vote in the General Election?”

Yes.


29 posted on 08/04/2014 8:24:38 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706; All
I just heard on local AM Talk Radio here in MI at the Top of the Hr Syndicated News ( WAAM ) he is going for it. McDaniel is going to Court. IMHO this will not be a ham and egger job, if they are going for it my guess is their I's are dotted, T's are crossed. G_dspeed to Mr McDaniel!
30 posted on 08/04/2014 1:21:53 PM PDT by taildragger (Not my Circus, Not my Monkey ( Boy does that apply to DC...))
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To: taildragger; Jim Robinson; cripplecreek; onyx

FYI folks, big news in my post above this one...


31 posted on 08/04/2014 1:23:05 PM PDT by taildragger (Not my Circus, Not my Monkey ( Boy does that apply to DC...))
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