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When even the
Democrats admit the election was stolen, it’s time for a re-do.
Cochran emerged from the June 24 GOP senate primary run-off election against
state senator Chris McDaniel with a margin of victory of about 6700 votes.
Haley Barbour’s machine dangled enough money in front of enough Democrats to
get 35,000 of their votes for Cochran.
Now if any of
those Democrats voted in the Democratic primary on June 3, they were ineligible
to vote in the Cochran-McDaniel run-off.
Thus, if the
poll books indicate that somewhere in the neighborhood of 7000 votes were
improperly and illegally cast, this election should be headed toward yet
another run-off. Maybe this time it will be fair.
According to Breitbart, Claude McInnis, the
Hinds County Democratic Party election coordinator, believes there were a whole
truckload of fraudulent Democratic votes cast in his county alone.
"I'm going to
guess 3,000," he told Breitbart. "It may be more, but I only have
access to the Democratic votes, so that's what I'm guessing the difference may
Even worse for the
Barbour Regime Machine, the chairman of the state Democratic Party, Rickey
Cole, is admitting the election likely was stolen from McDaniel. He told
Breitbart that “it is very conceivable” that the McDaniel camp "will find
a number of irregularities that will reach 6,700 or greater,” a number which
would call for a new election.
"You don't have
to prove who they voted for,” said Cole.
“You just have to prove there were that many ineligible ballots. That puts the
intent of the voting public in doubt, and that's the path by which a court
would order a new election.”
By the way, Cole
strikes me as a pretty shrewd operator. He wanted McDaniel to win this thing
all along, thinking McDaniel would be easier for Childers to beat in November.
He’s now in a position to cause a lot of grief for the GOP by talking about the
fraudulent and manipulated nature of the vote, and he’s going to enjoy doing
it. And he just might wind up with McDaniel as the opponent of choice after
Neil Munro of the Daily Caller is reporting
this morning that, “Volunteers working for tea party challenger Chris McDaniel
in Mississippi say they have already found 20 percent of the invalid
double-votes they need to cancel Sen. Thad Cochran’s business-funded runoff
press aide, Noel Fritsch, says they have confirmed 1,500 hinky votes in Hinds
County alone. McDaniel’s staff believes that there are problems in no less than
10 counties, and are also reporting that the GOP establishment is doing its
best to block their access to the poll books which could prove malfeasance,
even though state law explicitly requires that clerks give them such access.
It would certainly
behoove Gov. Phil Bryant not to certify this election until all questions of
fraudulent ballots have been resolved.
19,000 absentee votes were cast in the run-off, and early reports indicated
that some notary publics had fraudulently obtained absentee ballots for voters
who didn’t show up on June 3, Democrats in particular, then filled them out for
Cochran and notarized them themselves.
how this all turns out - in my judgment, justice clearly dictates that a judge
order a new run-off election - the establishment GOP has dealt itself the
mother of all black eyes.
swirled that, given Cochran’s advanced age and declining mental acuity, the
larger plot line here was for the Haley Barbour machine to get Cochran
re-elected in order to have him step down after a couple of years so that
Mississippi’s Republican governor could appoint Barbour himself to his senate
If that was
indeed the grand plan, it just got blown out of the tub.
By the way,
Cochran is not the Democratic darling everybody is trying to pretend he is. The
NAACP grades Cochran out with an “F.”
The amount of
ill will the GOP establishment has generated among grassroots conservatives in
Mississippi is off the charts. According to a poll released by Chism Strategies, 50% of
Mississippians think less of Haley Barbour than they did before these
reprehensible shenanigans began.
the same poll, Republican voters are so disgusted that just 22% intend to vote
for Cochran in November. Worse for GOP poobahs, 21% intend to vote for the
Democrat, Travis Childers. And somewhere between 74% and 79% of these same
Republican voters would vote for McDaniel as a third party or write-in
candidate. This includes a whole lot of Republicans who pulled the lever for
Cochran in the runoff.
This is a
clear indication that grassroots conservatives have had it up to their eyelids
with being taken for granted, patronized and now, perhaps worst of all,
disenfranchised by their own party.
bizarrely enough, write-in votes won’t be counted in November, as long as both
candidates are still alive, many Republicans fully intend to write in
McDaniel’s name anyway as a form of protest. They’re beyond caring that this
might boost Childers’ chances, in part because they see little difference
between Childers and Cochran. Both believe in more taxes and more spending, and
Childers is as pro-life as Cochran and opposes gay marriage to boot.
unethical and likely fraudulent election result is allowed to stand, I expect
that the GOP is going to get a lot of unopened fund-raising letters marked
“Return to Sender” with “Remember Mississippi” scrawled across the front.
Republicans spent $23 million this primary season seeking to decimate and
obliterate the Tea Party, and showed in the McDaniel race that they were
willing to resort to
race-baiting and reprehensible and slanderous lies to obtain their political
objectives. The GOP elites may have driven off their base for good.
grassroots conservatives will bolt the party in droves; that giant sucking
sound will be the sound of conservatives heading for the exits of the GOP’s
laughably misnamed “Big Tent.” It’s not in fact big enough for either Chris
McDaniel or his supporters.
The GOP establishment will wind up
with a lot of money and no people. They’ll be all chiefs and no Indians, all
generals and no infantry.
This run-off election should
permanently put to rest the conceit that the black vote is suppressed in the
South. The folks that were disenfranchised in this election were grassroots
conservatives. And unless GOP leadership apologizes to Mississippi Republicans
and calls for a thorough investigation of voter irregularity, those grassroots
conservatives may be gone for good.
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