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2014-07-08 12:24:18 AM  
On Monday night, the Mississippi Republican Party officially certified Cochran's victory, saying he won by 7,667 votes.
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McDaniel's supporters have suggested as many as 5,000 votes could be fraudulent.


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2014-07-08 12:27:42 AM  
Republican's sure do think a lot of voter fraud goes on.  Project much?
 
2014-07-08 12:27:48 AM  
"We're surprised at the amount of evidence that continues to come forward that shows us that there has indeed been election fraud in this case," Mitchell Tyner Sr., a Mississippi trial attorney and lead counsel for the McDaniel campaign, said at a news conference at the county courthouse in Jackson.

Please present your evidence, counsel

/*snicker*
 
2014-07-08 12:28:14 AM  
This is the Tea Party's 2000 election in Florida ...
 
2014-07-08 07:00:39 AM  
Isn't this the sort of shenanigans that their voter ID law was supposed to prevent?

If voter ID laws are so awesome, then he should assume the votes cast are all legitimate. And if they find that much fraud, it's a clear indictment of the effectiveness of the law.
 
2014-07-08 07:20:22 AM  
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2014-07-08 07:32:36 AM  
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2014-07-08 07:33:13 AM  

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I love the sad little boy in the first picture
 
2014-07-08 07:36:52 AM  
It's the only fiscally responsible move, really.
 
MFK
2014-07-08 07:38:03 AM  
Wow. They are just coming out and saying that black votes are "illegal" votes.
 
2014-07-08 07:38:24 AM  

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That is so apt.
 
2014-07-08 07:40:15 AM  

somedude210: Three Crooked Squirrels: [www.trbimg.com image 750x422]

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I love the sad little boy in the first picture


Still pales against the crying Santorum family picture though
 
2014-07-08 07:40:48 AM  

MFK: Wow. They are just coming out and saying that black votes are "illegal" votes.


Considering most of the tea party's evidence against Obama is the same thing, yeah, no surprise there. They don't like non white people(and women) voting.
 
2014-07-08 07:41:39 AM  

dookdookdook: On Monday night, the Mississippi Republican Party officially certified Cochran's victory, saying he won by 7,667 votes.
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McDaniel's supporters have suggested as many as 5,000 votes could be fraudulent.

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That's some serious teabag math right there. They're probably hoping that black people still only get a 3/5ths vote.
 
2014-07-08 07:42:21 AM  

somedude210: Three Crooked Squirrels: [www.trbimg.com image 750x422]

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I love the sad little boy in the first picture


He looks like an Aryan version of Damien to me. More spooky than sad.

Grumpy suspicious old lady and Mr not-really-there guy are funny too.

They really round out the McDaniels death-stare thingy quite nicely.
 
2014-07-08 07:43:49 AM  
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Even the woman thinks he's a douche.
 
2014-07-08 07:44:06 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: dookdookdook: On Monday night, the Mississippi Republican Party officially certified Cochran's victory, saying he won by 7,667 votes.
...
McDaniel's supporters have suggested as many as 5,000 votes could be fraudulent.

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That's some serious teabag math right there. They're probably hoping that black people still only get a 3/5ths vote.


+1
 
2014-07-08 07:44:16 AM  
Assuming arguendo that McDaniel is correct in his claim that 5000 votes were illegal and therefore must be deducted from Cochran's certified total McDaniel still loses.  What's the next strategy for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party- are the going to file suit against the use of arabic numerals to determine election results as creeping sharia law and insist that the the original intent of the Constitution apply the formula for representation for black voters as 3/5ths of all other persons?
 
2014-07-08 07:44:23 AM  
FTFA: As they seek to make their case for a do-over election, McDaniel's supporters have suggested as many as 5,000 votes could be fraudulent. Cochran's team dismisses that assertion, and said Monday the results of the canvassing so far have revealed "an extremely low number of crossover votes."

But..........

On Monday, Joe Nosef, chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party, sent a letter to the Mississippi secretary of state affirming Cochran's win with a certified vote count. The numbers show Cochran with a lead of 7,667 votes over his challenger, almost 1,000 more votes than first announcedLink

Dude, even if you are right and 5,000 votes were thrown out you'd still be a LOSER. Get over it.
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Yeah I know, he is a Tea Party conservative, "getting over it and moving on" is not in his nature. I don't think McDaniel will stop until he goes "full Sherman" on this train wreck, ripping up the tracks and burning the stations to the ground.
 
2014-07-08 07:45:04 AM  

cmunic8r99: Isn't this the sort of shenanigans that their voter ID law was supposed to prevent?

If voter ID laws are so awesome, then he should assume the votes cast are all legitimate. And if they find that much fraud, it's a clear indictment of the effectiveness of the law.


Or the use of ID'S made it easier to uncover the fraud. And this wasn't fraud in the traditional sense as most of these people were duped into voting.
 
2014-07-08 07:45:58 AM  

Brick-House: cmunic8r99: Isn't this the sort of shenanigans that their voter ID law was supposed to prevent?

If voter ID laws are so awesome, then he should assume the votes cast are all legitimate. And if they find that much fraud, it's a clear indictment of the effectiveness of the law.

Or the use of ID'S made it easier to uncover the fraud. And this wasn't fraud in the traditional sense as most of these people were duped into voting.


LolQue?
 
2014-07-08 07:51:39 AM  

MFK: Wow. They are just coming out and saying that black votes are "illegal" votes.


That's his issue. They got counted as full votes instead of 3/5ths.
 
2014-07-08 07:52:04 AM  
These Teabaggers sure are a bunch of whiny biatches...
 
2014-07-08 07:53:04 AM  

stan unusual: Assuming arguendo that McDaniel is correct in his claim that 5000 votes were illegal and therefore must be deducted from Cochran's certified total McDaniel still loses.  What's the next strategy for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party- are the going to file suit against the use of arabic numerals to determine election results as creeping sharia law and insist that the the original intent of the Constitution apply the formula for representation for black voters as 3/5ths of all other persons?


Damn it.
 
2014-07-08 07:55:55 AM  
I'm starting to think that the only "Democratic Operative" here is McDaniel himself.
 
2014-07-08 07:56:12 AM  
Never give up!  Never surrender!
 
2014-07-08 07:56:51 AM  
He actually counted to potato.  Impressive.
 
2014-07-08 07:57:30 AM  
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2014-07-08 07:58:20 AM  

keylock71: These Teabaggers sure are a bunch of whiny biatches...


Whiny and bad at math, which, unfortunately for them, is actually the entirety of their platform. Well, that and some racial hate.
 
2014-07-08 07:58:40 AM  
Ok, here's the part that interested me  FTFA: However, Mississippi law does prohibit voters who already cast a Democratic ballot in the June 3 primary from participating in the Republican runoff. That's now the apparent legal basis for McDaniel's challenge.

That's the only way this can be shown to be fraud: if some 5,000 or so voters cast ballots in both primaries. Well, good luck, sir.
 
2014-07-08 08:00:00 AM  
If Mississippi Tea Party had their way, NO blah people would be allowed to vote. White property owners only or poll taxes for the poors. Yeah, Jim Crow was never a thing and another shining example of why this same GOP-controlled POS SCOTUS worked to invalidate Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.

I may have to hold my nose when I vote for Hillary, but I will NEVER vote to allow a GOP president to appoint another Scalia or Alito as long as I draw a breath.
 
2014-07-08 08:01:50 AM  
What a crybaby. It's a good thing he lost. Imagine this pompous ass in the U.S. Senate. He'd douche up the works every time he didn't get his way. He'd make Issa or Cruz look rational.

/Teabaggers are a nutty lot.
 
2014-07-08 08:02:57 AM  

dr_blasto: keylock71: These Teabaggers sure are a bunch of whiny biatches...

Whiny and bad at math, which, unfortunately for them, is actually the entirety of their platform. Well, that and some racial hate.


You're selling them short... Don't forget the hypocrisy, willful ignorance, and healthy doses of plain old stupidity.
 
2014-07-08 08:03:21 AM  
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better do what the kid wants
 
2014-07-08 08:03:46 AM  
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2014-07-08 08:04:15 AM  
"That's his issue. They got counted as full votes instead of 3/5ths. "

7667 * 3 / 5 = 4600.2. Those 7667 votes are ACTUALLY valued as 4600 votes, if you could prove that they were all minority votes. Now if you could prove an additional 5000 were frauds, then, yes, he could win.
 
2014-07-08 08:04:38 AM  

Dahnkster: If Mississippi Tea Party had their way, NO blah people would be allowed to vote. White property owners only or poll taxes for the poors. Yeah, Jim Crow was never a thing and another shining example of why this same GOP-controlled POS SCOTUS worked to invalidate Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.

I may have to hold my nose when I vote for Hillary, but I will NEVER vote to allow a GOP president to appoint another Scalia or Alito as long as I draw a breath.


Whole lot of this
 
2014-07-08 08:04:52 AM  

keylock71: These Teabaggers sure are a bunch of whiny biatches...


Most of them seem to honestly believe that they are the "real" Americans and the actual majority of the country. Claims otherwise are merely lies propagated by the the liberal media, leftist academics, and left-wing politicians (meaning all politicians to the left of Mussolini). I mean, everyone THEY know agrees with them.

Therefore, it's only one step further to conclude that any time they lose an election, fraud must have occurred.

They whine because they honestly believe the world is conspiring against them.
 
2014-07-08 08:08:04 AM  

Brick-House: cmunic8r99: Isn't this the sort of shenanigans that their voter ID law was supposed to prevent?

If voter ID laws are so awesome, then he should assume the votes cast are all legitimate. And if they find that much fraud, it's a clear indictment of the effectiveness of the law.

Or the use of ID'S made it easier to uncover the fraud. And this wasn't fraud in the traditional sense as most of these people were duped into voting.


The argument for voter ID laws wasn't that they help uncover fraud after it's happened. Rather, that it prevents fraud from happening in the first place.

If these 5000 people voted in the primary, their namrs shouldn't have been on a list of voters eligible to participate in the runoff.
 
2014-07-08 08:08:53 AM  
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2014-07-08 08:10:48 AM  

Smoking GNU: Brick-House: cmunic8r99: Isn't this the sort of shenanigans that their voter ID law was supposed to prevent?

If voter ID laws are so awesome, then he should assume the votes cast are all legitimate. And if they find that much fraud, it's a clear indictment of the effectiveness of the law.

Or the use of ID'S made it easier to uncover the fraud. And this wasn't fraud in the traditional sense as most of these people were duped into voting.

LolQue?


How else do you think the Tea Party can get votes? Offshoring businessmen and nihilists represent maybe 2-3% of the population.
 
2014-07-08 08:11:42 AM  
MaudlinMutantMollusk: ....We're surprised at the amount of evidence...

A wonderfully empty statement that could mean 'how much' or 'how little'. The joys of political legalese.
 
2014-07-08 08:14:13 AM  

Brick-House: cmunic8r99: Isn't this the sort of shenanigans that their voter ID law was supposed to prevent?

If voter ID laws are so awesome, then he should assume the votes cast are all legitimate. And if they find that much fraud, it's a clear indictment of the effectiveness of the law.

Or the use of ID'S made it easier to uncover the fraud. And this wasn't fraud in the traditional sense as most of these people were duped into voting.


That's probably going to be their next "argument".

THEY WERE DUPED INTO VOTING!
How?
BECAUSE THEY WERE TOLD TO GO VOTE ON THAT DAY! FRAUD! FRAUDLUNET VOTING!
 
GBB
2014-07-08 08:14:27 AM  

Brontes: Republican's sure do think a lot of voter fraud goes on.  Project much?


Pretty much.  They set up their own voter fraud, say it's easy to do and difficult to get caught doing, then point at their opponents and say they must be doing it (as well).
 
2014-07-08 08:18:19 AM  

KingKauff: Brick-House: cmunic8r99: Isn't this the sort of shenanigans that their voter ID law was supposed to prevent?

If voter ID laws are so awesome, then he should assume the votes cast are all legitimate. And if they find that much fraud, it's a clear indictment of the effectiveness of the law.

Or the use of ID'S made it easier to uncover the fraud. And this wasn't fraud in the traditional sense as most of these people were duped into voting.

That's probably going to be their next "argument".

THEY WERE DUPED INTO VOTING!
How?
BECAUSE THEY WERE TOLD TO GO VOTE ON THAT DAY! FRAUD! FRAUDLUNET VOTING!


For brickbrain, not you:
www.dcrainmaker.com
 
MFK
2014-07-08 08:18:22 AM  
as much as I think Cochran is a tool who will not in any way actually lift a finger to actually do anything for his African American constituency, it still needs to be pointed out that all he did was ask for their votes.

I know that in this brave new world of ours where it seems that all you need is the backing of billionaires to win an election that it's tough to remember that when it comes down to brass tacks, it all comes down to bodies at the polls casting ballots.
 
2014-07-08 08:19:33 AM  

Smoking GNU: KingKauff: Brick-House: cmunic8r99: Isn't this the sort of shenanigans that their voter ID law was supposed to prevent?

If voter ID laws are so awesome, then he should assume the votes cast are all legitimate. And if they find that much fraud, it's a clear indictment of the effectiveness of the law.

Or the use of ID'S made it easier to uncover the fraud. And this wasn't fraud in the traditional sense as most of these people were duped into voting.

That's probably going to be their next "argument".

THEY WERE DUPED INTO VOTING!
How?
BECAUSE THEY WERE TOLD TO GO VOTE ON THAT DAY! FRAUD! FRAUDLUNET VOTING!

For brickbrain, not you:
[www.dcrainmaker.com image 720x486]


snert

Thanks for the clarification
 
2014-07-08 08:20:16 AM  
Let's just start a rumor that Obama helped Thad Cochran out because the Tea Party is just getting too strong.

www.godlikeproductions.com
 
2014-07-08 08:21:03 AM  
"We know they must have committed voter fraud because we rigged the election and we still lost!"
 
MFK
2014-07-08 08:21:38 AM  

Katolu: Ok, here's the part that interested me  FTFA: However, Mississippi law does prohibit voters who already cast a Democratic ballot in the June 3 primary from participating in the Republican runoff. That's now the apparent legal basis for McDaniel's challenge.

That's the only way this can be shown to be fraud: if some 5,000 or so voters cast ballots in both primaries. Well, good luck, sir.


How would this happen? You realize that when you go to a polling place, they have a list of who votes in that area and they cross off your name after you show up. If they are using the same books for both the primaries and the run-off, nobody should be able to vote twice.

These people are just totally ignorant on how elections work and they are spouting their ignorance on TV without being challenged or corrected which in turn spreads that ignorance to people who now  think that 5000 people voting twice is a plausible idea.
 
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