Voting Totals Show How Blacks Helped Cochran to Victory

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Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 07:18 AM

By Elliot Jager

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Sen. Thad Cochran's victory over state Sen. Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi GOP runoff can most likely be attributed to the African American and Democratic turnout, The New York Times reported.

Cochran defeated McDaniel by 7,667 votes in a June 24 GOP runoff. About half of those votes came from heavily Democratic precincts. An analysis of 25 Mississippi precincts where President Barack Obama won at least 99 percent of the vote in 2012 showed that Cochran's vote total increased from 148 to 1,619.

Obama voters who took part in the runoff backed Cochran 20 to 1.

"The data strongly suggests that higher black and Democratic turnout covered the entirety of Mr. Cochran's margin of victory," Nate Cohn and Derek Willis of the Times wrote.

The McDaniel campaign has said there was widespread election fraud involving voters who had earlier cast ballots in the Democratic primary making them ineligible to take part in the Republican runoff.

The turnout in black areas was significant but comparatively modest – about 9 percent of the numbers for the 2012 presidential election. Turnout in Republican precincts was about 70 or 80 percent.

"The surge in black turnout was still momentous when taking into account the razor-thin margin of victory in the statewide contest and the usually nonexistent black turnout in a Republican primary," the Times reported.

Meanwhile, Cochran has replaced campaign manager Kirk Sims with Brad Davis, who served as his state campaign director. He has also retained the legal services of the firm Butler Snow, Breitbart reported.

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