Chris McDaniel: Enough Questionable Votes to Challenge Miss. Runoff

Friday, 11 Jul 2014 10:04 PM

By Cathy Burke

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Chris McDaniel, hoping to mount a legal challenge to his loss in the June 24 runoff against Mississippi GOP Sen. Thad Cochran, said Friday he’s found more "questionable votes" than Cochran's margin of victory.

"For the last two weeks, more than 200 volunteers for from all over Mississippi have worked tirelessly in an effort to gain access to election records in order to ensure the integrity of the primary process in Mississippi," the state senator said in a statement, the Clarion-Ledger reported.

"We have found over 8,300 questionable ballots cast, many of which were unquestionably cast by voters ineligible to participate in the June 24 runoff election."

Cochran won the runoff by about 7,600 votes.

The Cochran campaign countered that McDaniel's claim of thousands of voting irregularities is "just not true," Business Insider reported.

"Chris McDaniel is a trial lawyer, and he’s acting like one," an unnamed source told the news site. "He’s throwing out false flags and things that just aren’t true, and trying to get them into the news stream."

McDaniel also complained that Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann was preventing members of the McDaniel campaign from inspecting voting records and absentee records.

Hosemann denied the charge.

"As we have said repeatedly, and Chris knows well, this agency has absolutely no statutory authority over locally elected Circuit Clerks," he told the Clarion-Ledger.

In McDaniel's statement, he promised to talk about his "next steps forward" Wednesday. The campaign has said it hopes to force another election.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Gambling Nuke Commander Linked to Fake Poker Chips

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 10:07 AM

The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips . . .

Cassidy: Americans Waiting Too Long for Keystone XL Pipeline

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 10:05 AM

If any bill should have passed Senate approval, it should have been the one to approve the long-awaited Keystone XL pipe . . .

Proposed Obamacare Changes Aim to Avoid Sticker Shock at Renewal Time

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 07:50 AM

Obamacare customers who choose to re-enroll in insurance plans would automatically default to cheaper coverage during si . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved