Skip to comments.Chris McDaniel: I Beat Thad Cochran by 25,000 Votes
Posted on 08/04/2014 2:41:52 PM PDT by cotton1706
Six weeks after the primary runoff election, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel is launching his formal legal challenge of the election results, saying the evidence is so conclusive that he will be calling for courts to recognize him as the true victor of the race rather than calling for a new election.
Chris McDaniel clearly, clearly won the Republican vote in the runoff, McDaniel attorney Mitch Tyner said at a Monday press conference. I say that very assuredly because thats what the mathematics show. Its not what Im arguing. After the election, we did some post-election polling. We determined that of the Democrats that did cross over, 71 percent of them admitted they will not support the Republican in the general election. When you take those polling numbers and you go in and do the mathematical regressions, you can see that Chris McDaniel clearly won the runoff by 25,000 votes.
The short answer is were not asking for a new election, Tyner continued. Were simply asking that the Republican Party recognize the person who won the runoff election.
The campaign of incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), who was certified by the Mississippi Republican Party as having won the runoff by 7,667 votes on July 7, fired back, saying McDaniel had made repeated and baseless allegations of fraud and misconduct since the election.
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What does Rang Paul have to say now?
repeated and baseless allegations of fraud and misconduct
Oh yeah? Prove it!
See you in court.
Only Haley’s vote counts.
I am no fan of Cochran and disappointed he won the runoff. However, the theory by which McDaniel’s attorney is claiming a victory is absurd.
Find 6,000 bad votes and protest. If you can’t, just walk away and wait for next election.
That’s some fancy lawyering. Beats counting the votes I guess.
Conservatives should vote for the Democrat in the General when the GOPe candidate won with Democrat votes in the Primary.
Fraudsters should lose.
I must say, this is a strange approach to winning due to fraud.
I find it hard to believe that statistics and not outright identification of sham votes/voters will suffice.
Hopefully, the description provided is too abbreviated.
I’m 100% behind McDaniel, but I sure hope they’re not serious about that plan to declare him the winner based upon regression analysis of polling numbers!
Put a different way: if that concept bears fruit, get ready for the ‘rats to hire Nate Silver to do their own “regression analyses” in every damn race in the country in 2014.
I’m pretty sure it’s just legal bluster. Sure hope so. Hope McDaniel prevails and gets a new election and wins that one by a landslide.
From the linked article....
....The evidence, presented to the public in the form of affidavits that will be used in McDaniels forthcoming official challenge of election results, is hundreds of pages long and encompasses nearly every one of Mississippis 82 counties.
At the press conference, McDaniel announced he will be using such evidence to file a formal challenge of the runoff results with the state GOP executive committee. Ten days after he files the challenge with that bodywhich, given its extensive ties to the GOP establishment in the state, is expected to rule against the Tea Party-backed McDaniel or just simply ignore the challengeMcDaniel can take the challenge into state court.
Its been an interesting six weeks since the 24th. Weve been very, very busy. Weve covered the state as well as we could with hundreds of volunteers, but justice has no time table, and yet here we stand. They asked us to put up or shut upwell, here we are. Here we are with the evidence, McDaniel said.
I can hear hard-drives crashing from my front porch!
Affidavits of what? More people swearing they voted for him than the number of votes he got in the official election numbers?
What, if anything, has been decided in Federal Court regarding the McDaniel campaign’s application that was heard two weeks ago?
The Constitution needs to be amended to make the MAXIMUM age for a US Congressman or Senator 65 years old. That will get rid of the often seen legislator who probably doesn’t have the mental capability to scratch their asses; from voting on legislation that affects US ALL.
By that time, their staff and lobbyists tell them how to vote anyway, and they probably do well to not piss themselves, or remember what state or district they’re from.
I suppose term limits would fix most of this.
the problem is the state law allowing Democrats to vote for either side in the primary
but then insisting that they must vote for the party in the general that they voted for in the primary.
But Thad had the “Walking Dead” vote...
If you have enough of these over enough precincts, the argument may have a chance when it gets to court.
I agree. This is getting very close to Al Gore's exit polling rational in FL. Very close, indeed. We DO NOT want that nonsense dragged out in every close election from now to eternity.
YES! McDaniel sound very confident!
Polls, even statistically valid ones will never be accepted for election results.
He’s asking for honor from the GOPe but the GOPe has no honor.
You can’t win an election by polls. They need actual vote counts not projections based on polls.
>> Find 6,000 bad votes and protest. If you cant, just walk away and wait for next election <<
Could be a better strategy, and could set McDaniel up to be the favorite in a couple of years — when Roger Wicker is up for re-election. Maybe Mitch Tyner is taking McDaniel for a ride and simply milking the process for maximum legal fees?
It’s hard for them to prove it with votes because the courts won’t let them see the books.
You can only disallow votes that are illegal. Apparently, crossovers in Mississippi are legal.
If Cochran is the candidate, vote for the Democrat!
I’m wondering what the legal angle is here?
No, it's people swearing that they voted in the Republican primary but will never support a Republican candidate in the general election. By Mississippi law a voter can vote in the primary of one party only, and must intend to support the party nominations if they vote in the primary election. It looks like McDaniel is trying to get those votes thrown out.
Find 6,000 bad votes and protest. If you cant, just walk away and wait for next election.
Mississippi voters don’t register by party, but state law makes so-called crossover
voting casting a ballot in one party’s primary and another party’s runoff in
the same cycle a misdemeanor. Tyner said the campaign had found 3,500 instances of
crossover votes, along with the 9,500 “irregular votes” and 2,275 “improperly cast”
absentee ballots. It was not immediately clear what made the votes irregular, or
how the absentee ballots may have been improperly cast.
The news media calls elections all the time based on projected numbers. Projection data per se is not unreliable and could be used to sway the court/grand jury to issue a recount.
Yes, let’s keep Harry Reid as Majority Leader!
No. Write in or vote libertarian, perhaps. Or skip that office. But no votes for Dhims.
Absurd. Vote third party or skip it.
I am just responding to the article. They are not asking for a recount. They are asking to be declared winner based on polls. Good luck with that.
Really? I must have misunderstood. I thought they couldn't see books period, only ballot boxes.
Agreed. Winning the GOP vote should win you the nomination. But that is not the law in Mississippi. Unfortunately. McDaniel is finished.
Yes, let’s keep Mitch McConnell as Democrat with an (R) behind his name.
Democrats have the virtue of being honestly leftist.
I’m not a lawyer, but the move to put this in front of the state GOP Executive Committee is interesting. It forces the Mississippi GOP to either run McDaniel out of town and tell him to go pound sand or to admit what he has is valid. If it’s the former, he goes to court. If it becomes and actual trial, it doesn’t seem like they can withhold the registries because that’s part of the discovery - is it not? If there is a law binding in the state that Democrats cannot vote in both their primaries and in Republican primaries, then the registries would be evidence to prove the case either way, so it seems they would have to allow it only because there is a law in in the state barring crossover voting. If the GOP Executive Committee sides with McDaniel in that, yes, illegal crossover voting happened, then they admit their certified winner is a certified loser.
I wonder what face saving, no statement the Mississippi GOP Executive Committee will give when McDaniel’s case appears in front of them? :)
I hope he takes Thad down with him then.
Well, then, it looks like he has the beginnings of a case.
I think he is putting them on notice, fix this or you loose the seat as many of his supporters will not vote for someone who needs a medical evaluation as to if he is truly mentally fit to hold the seat.
I don’t agree that he is finished. Their law requries that a person voting in the Republican primary vote for that prson in the general - with their sworn affadavits - they have the leverage they need to go to court and win. Such pessimism on this forum - all from those who apparently don’t understand the election laws in MS. I’m wondering if the GOP wants this black mark on their candidate going into the general - meaning Cochran of course. They risk losing that seat to the DEM. Its decision time for the GOPe.
My Senator was involved in this incident of election fraud. I won’t vote dem but I won’t vote back-stabber either.
I dont agree that he is finished. Their law requries that a person voting in the Republican primary vote for that prson in the general - with their sworn affadavits - they have the leverage they need to go to court and win. Such pessimism on this forum - all from those who apparently dont understand the election laws in MS. Im wondering if the GOP wants this black mark on their candidate going into the general - meaning Cochran of course. They risk losing that seat to the DEM. Its decision time for the GOPe.