Two distinct political type investigations are going on simultaneously in Mississippi. The first is to identify exactly who was behind the racist Robocall to democrats in an effort to manipulate the vote counts; and also identify the people behind the racist flyers. Most research seems to indicate former Republican Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, and his political PAC, as the source of the race-baiting attack ads.
The second investigative aspect is an actual legal challenge to the results. Preliminary review is turning up widespread fraud from Democrats who voted in their own party primary on 6/3/14 and then voted again in the Republican primary runoff on 6/24/14. Those cross party votes would be considered illegal and discounted if challenged legally by the McDaniel team. [Mississippi is an open primary state, but you can’t vote for one party then vote again in the runoff that was not the party of your original vote].
This example shows 3 Dems on one page of the voter roll who committed fraud. There are thousands and thousands of pages which would have to be reviewed. More information is available HERE
More than 25,000 Mississippi Republicans voted for conservative McDaniel over establishment Cochran in the GOP primary runoff. However, approximately 35,000 Democrats went to the polls and voted for Cochran – that’s how he squeaked out a victory. Most people agree the cross-party manipulation above was the cause.
(American Spectator) Who paid for it? Who will investigate it? Who will apologize for it? “It” being the flier distributed in the Mississippi Senate GOP primary, as seen here, whose headline reads: “The Tea Party intends to prevent blacks from voting on Tuesday.”
The flier says that the Tea Party uses the word “Democrats” as “code” for blacks. In short? Somebody out there in Mississippi put out a race-baiting flier to smear both Thad Cochran’s Tea Party opponent Chris McDaniel and the Tea Party itself. Using the worst lie about Republicans — against a Republican.
More than a blatant untruth, the flier is now big news itself, featured on talk radio and spread across the Internet and conservative media. (Over at National Review, John Fund asks if this was “The Flier That Got Thad Cochran Elected?”) So too has this pro-Cochran robocall, which asks voters to say “NO to their [the Tea Party’s] disrespectful treatment of the first African-American president,” come to light. The question on everyone’s lips: Whodunit?
Don’t forget that the Republican establishment strongly backed Cochran. GOP Senators, as mentioned over at Breitbart, were not long ago raising money for him at a National Republican Senatorial Committee fundraiser hosted by Mitch McConnell. It would boggle the mind, but did any of that money pay for the flyer and robocall?
Meanwhile, all of this is going to backfire. You can lose by winning. (read more)