Now That’s What I Call A ‘Sore Loserman’!
[su_right_ad]He lost fair and square to Thad Cochran in Mississippi’s Senate primary on the Republican side. And now, after a failed attempt to overturn Cochran’s win, Chris McDaniel…
… is arguing that a state court judge was wrong to dismiss his lawsuit that sought to overturn his Republican primary loss to incumbent Thad Cochran.
Attorneys for the tea party-backed candidate… filed legal arguments with the Mississippi Supreme Court late Thursday, hours before a midnight deadline.
The arguments mirror what McDaniel’s attorneys had said before Judge Hollis McGehee dismissed McDaniel’s lawsuit last month — that current state law does not specify a deadline for a candidate to challenge a primary loss.
McGehee had agreed with Cochran’s attorneys in saying a Mississippi Supreme Court ruling in a 1959 election dispute set a timeline for trying to overturn a primary loss, and that McDaniel waited too long to challenge results of the June 24 Republican primary runoff.
McDaniel attorney Mitch Tyner wrote in his brief Thursday that the 1959 Supreme Court ruling became irrelevant when the state Legislature rewrote election laws in 1986. …
No judge has ordered a do-over of a statewide election in Mississippi. If the Supreme Court overturns Judge Hollis McGehee’s ruling and sends McDaniel’s lawsuit to trial, McDaniel would have to prove that the election was so sloppily run that its outcome could not be known.
[su_r_sky_ad]That’s a pretty tall order. I would not be surprised if McDaniel’s patrons are pressing the issue:
McDaniel received significant financial support from out-of-state groups trying to unseat longtime Republican senators they consider insufficiently conservative. McDaniel led a three-person Republican primary on June 3. Turnout jumped significantly when Cochran won the runoff three weeks later, including in predominantly African-American precincts where Cochran fared well.
Certified results show Cochran won by 7,667 votes.
McDaniel called the runoff a “sham.”
Riiiiight. Because everyone knows that votes in Ol’ Mississippi from those troublemaking minority types should not count in the first place!
Someone needs to sit McDaniel down and explain that bitter, racist, and litigious is no way to go through life, especially as a politician. ‘Nuff said.
Anomaly 100 September 19th, 2014 at 12:09 pm
When blah people start voting, tea partiers get nervous.
M D Reese September 19th, 2014 at 12:29 pm
True that–it scares them more than the coming Zombie Apocalypse.
Anomaly 100 September 19th, 2014 at 12:35 pm
Even in Texas, if Dems turned out to vote in big numbers, the state would turn blue. But voter turnout in Texas sucks. Look at the Scottish independence vote last night. I think the turnout was somewhere between 85-90%.
M D Reese September 19th, 2014 at 12:37 pm
Americans–for all our rhetoric about freedom and democracy–are the very worst when it comes to getting up off of our asses and down to the polls. I’d like to see a mail-in ballot–it would improve turn-out and prevent a lot of the voter suppression efforts.
Anomaly 100 September 19th, 2014 at 12:41 pm
The lines in Florida and other states during the presidential election had voter suppression on display. And they want to cut early voting.
M D Reese September 19th, 2014 at 1:10 pm
That’s why I’d like the mail-in ballot. They can’t shave points by making sure that the polls in Democratic-leaning districts don’t have enough booths. I was disgusted by seeing people–who probably had jobs to get back to–standing in line for 8 or more hours just to exercise their right to vote. A new trick they’re using is to make it illegal to step out of line to PEE…
Anomaly 100 September 19th, 2014 at 1:34 pm
At my age, when I have to pee, I really have to pee. The people that stayed in line are to be commended.
M D Reese September 19th, 2014 at 5:17 pm
It’s a ridiculous and dehumanizing requirement. I can’t see why voter suppression efforts aren’t being attacked as violations of our civil rights. Or perhaps that is what Holder is doing.
Dwendt44 September 19th, 2014 at 11:52 pm
Yes but only in a couple of states.Hopefully the worst examples, and he may get around to the rest next year.
M D Reese September 20th, 2014 at 6:16 pm
It will help if people would pay attention and vote accordingly, too.
m2old4bs September 19th, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Mail-in ballots are good and already available for use. Been doing that for several years now.
M D Reese September 19th, 2014 at 5:20 pm
In my borough you can vote early during business hours at the Clerk’s office, and I’ve been doing that for awhile now. I like it. It’s a small town, and I’m usually the only voter when I’ve done it. That way i don’t have to worry about inclement weather on election day–which we have a lot of that time of year.
raincheck September 19th, 2014 at 4:15 pm
We have that in Oregon… it’s great!
M D Reese September 19th, 2014 at 5:15 pm
I’ve heard that. I’ll bet you get good turnout, too. With all the GOPTP shenanigans, I really wish that voting rules were made at the National level. Our rights shouldn’t be different depending on where you live.
raincheck September 20th, 2014 at 6:14 am
Yes.. it should be done at the National level.
It’s a shame our rights depend on which part of the country you live in.. I’ve traveled to other states, and some of those states felt like a different country!
M D Reese September 20th, 2014 at 6:10 pm
That is in fact Texas’ new motto:
“Like a whole other country” or something close to that.
rg9rts September 19th, 2014 at 6:00 pm
3 chances getting that past the gopee.
tracey marie September 19th, 2014 at 2:36 pm
Amazing isn’t it. The teabaggers have been harrassing the local democratic party and Battleground Texas for holding thousands of voter registration drives all over the state. We go to colleges, minority neighborhoods, suburban and urban neighborhoods. All went through the mandatory training and now the teabgg/gop are crying foul and demanding we go through more extensive(non-existent) training before we register anyone else. They lost that court battle but they do have large hordes of gop poring over all the paperwork.
William September 19th, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Ding ding ding
tiredoftea September 19th, 2014 at 12:17 pm
The textbook example of when a fringe rightie doesn’t get his way, he argues that the world just has to be wrong.
M D Reese September 19th, 2014 at 12:38 pm
Well, but , what else could it possibly BE?
NW10 September 19th, 2014 at 12:36 pm
NEVER give up Chris McDaniel! Continue to fight until the very end!
gaudettetest September 19th, 2014 at 2:04 pm
Grab the popcorn!!
R.J. Carter September 19th, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Why did Cochran fare well in those districts? This has been a mudfight from the beginning.
juicyfruityyy September 19th, 2014 at 1:35 pm
Why are these Tea-baggers who don’t believe in paying taxes. Wasting tax-payers money?
caramia12 September 19th, 2014 at 1:55 pm
because the only jobs program they have are for lawyers
Denise September 19th, 2014 at 2:08 pm
he’s anti-government, yet is mad he lost a senate race. he is s racists, who is made he lost because he didn’t seek the black vote. Therein lies the problem: it’s not so much Cochran reach out and sought their votes as his decision not to seek their votes
He has nobody to blame for losing but himself.
tracey marie September 19th, 2014 at 2:31 pm
typical teabagger, when they lose they cry cheater to the winner, when they win is is usually through cheating.
rg9rts September 19th, 2014 at 5:58 pm
A Koch brothers failure LOL
Robert J Bartley September 19th, 2014 at 11:24 pm
Don’t tell me people in Mississippi are capable of thinking things through? Wow. Way to go guys.