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.