July 4, 2014 10:49 am -

The tea party-backed candidate in Mississippi’s GOP primary for the U.S. Senate notified Sen. Thad Cochran on Thursday that he plans to challenge the outcome.

State Sen. Chris McDaniel’s campaign served papers to Cochran’s son, Clayton, with notice of intent to challenge the results, citing allegations of improper crossover voting, according to the Clarion-Ledger. But, Mississippi has open elections, meaning, members of any political party can vote. So this seems like a futile and desperate move.

Image of the sore loser: AP

Image of the sore loser: AP

Also, FreedomWorks may represent a potential legal challenge.

CNN reports:

McDaniel’s team had dispatched volunteers across the state to investigate election results in the state’s 82 counties. An outside group has already filed a lawsuit in federal court.

McDaniel’s campaign has retained a legal team and is urging supporters to donate to the campaign legal fund.

The challenge was filed with the state Republican Party executive committee, as required by law, the Clarion-Ledger reported, and an official court challenge could come as early as next week.
Campaign staffers and 150 volunteers have already combed through voting records in 51 counties and claim to have identified nearly 5,000 “irregularities,” which are mostly tied to people who were ineligible to vote in the state’s June 24 runoff election, McDaniel campaign spokesman Noel Fritsch said.

The McDaniel campaign is offering 15 rewards of $1,000 each for individuals who “provide evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in voter fraud.” Donations to the campaign’s legal coffers will help fund the rewards.

Which gives me an idea. Find voter fraud with McDaniel voters and make $1,000 from the Tea Partier. McDaniel supporters were caught in the same courtroom in the middle of the night, where votes are tabulated. I’m sure there are some discrepancies, but they probably won’t work out in his favor.

Conservatives dispatched poll watchers to vet the process on election day so there’s that, too.

H/T: Agnostic-Tech-God @ComgenKDT with thanks.


No responses to Sore Loser: Tea Party Candidate Serves Cochran With Notice To Challenge Election Results

  1. craig7120 July 4th, 2014 at 11:31 am

    This soldier of god is a member of the Christian theocracy front, established by the Christian colleges sprinkled throughout the south. They churn out fundies such as Mr McDaniel like Phillip Morris churns out cigarettes, the analogy is dead on. They’re out to destroy our democracy from the inside out and set up a theocracy in the united states. Just ask him, he will admit he’s a ‘Crusader’. He won’t accept the results from the voting public because in a theocracy god decides who shall lead america and only believers know the mind of god.
    Oh yeah, he’s a cry baby and an angry lil xtian.

    This rant brought to you by the voter of tyranical dictator muslim socalist king type democrat.

    Have a nice day

  2. talibandan2010 July 4th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Grab the popcorn!

  3. labman57 July 4th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    The McDaniel camp’s claim of voting fraud is yet another example of tea-chuggers reaching a conclusion that is desperately in need of an evidence-based rationalization.

  4. R.J. Carter July 4th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    If he finds corroborative evidence of people being paid to vote, this will turn epic.

    • Carla Akins July 4th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      And if it’s discovered his staff was locked in the court for nefarious reason – it’s a draw. Everything about this particular election is for entertainment. They are both such terrible people, it hard to be truly concerned.

      • R.J. Carter July 4th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

        It’s not even just the two parties involved — the former governor’s folks funded robocalls to paint McDaniel as racist. Looks like Louisiana politics have bled over to Mississippi.

        • Carla Akins July 4th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

          I agree it’s in poor taste for another state to get involved, but I don’t believe it’s illegal. If it turns out they paid for votes, clearly that’s illegal but in my book – both of these asshats are so vile, I’d be happy if they were both disqualified or at the very least exposed for the asshats they are.

    • Bridgett Cash July 4th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Not going to happen. The only cheaters are the tea party/republicons. Democrats did to him (legally) what they did to Eric Cantor. We got this.

      • R.J. Carter July 4th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

        Oh, there was definitely a good amount of that: voting for the Republican candidate that you believe the Democrat candidate has the better chance of beating.
        To make things fair, either all states should have closed primaries, or all should have open primaries. I know I’d start having fun.

        • Hardlee_Ded July 4th, 2014 at 11:00 pm

          Only thing is, democrats know they can’t win the district which is why they supported Cochran… he is the lesser of two evils in the opinion of democrats who also have to live there.

          But it’s a republican district… Democrats don’t expect or even think they can win it.