Wednesday, June 25, 2014

McDaniel's non-concession speech: "Before this race ends, we have to be absolutely certain that the Republican Primary was won by Republican voters!"

I don't think Chris McDaniel is any more accepting of the Mississippi voter fraud that ensued on Tuesday anymore than those of us who witnessed it happen. And of what I took from his non-concession speech Tuesday night, this isn't over. He's not going down without a fight!

Expressing the discouragement of conservative Republicans throughout the state and nationwide, McDaniel reflected on what the Republican Party is supposed to stand for...
"It was a party of principle at one point, a party of courage at one point. It was Reagan who said, 'We will be a party of bold colors, not pastels.' And yet there are millions of people who feel like strangers in their own party. It appears the different wings have not yet come to a conclusion.

I want to be very, very clear. There is nothing dangerous or extreme about wanting to balance a budget. There was nothing dangerous or extreme about defending the Constitution and the civil liberties therein. And there's nothing strange at all about standing as people of faith through a country that we built, that we believe in."
Then right to the heart of the hijacking of this runoff...
"But there is something a bit strange, there is something a bit unusual, about a Republican primary that's decided by liberal Democrats. So much for bold colors. So much for principle. I guess they can take some consolation in the fact that they did something tonight by once again compromising, by once again reaching across the aisle, by once again abandoning the conservative movement! I would like to know which part of that strategy today our Republican friends endorse? I would like to know which part of that strategy today our statewide officials endorse? This is not the party of Reagan! But we're not done fighting, and when we are, it will be.

We have fought too long, we have fought to hard to have a voice in this party. And today, the conservative movement took a backseat to liberal Democrats in the state of Mississippi. In the most conservative state in the republic this happened. If it can happen here, it can happen anywhere. And that's why we will never stop fighting."
Doesn't sound like Chris McDaniel is going away so easily, establishment. And he declared as much...
"We were right tonight. WE were right tonight. ...

As you know today, folks, there were literally dozens of irregularities reported all across this state, and you know why. You read the stories. You're familiar with the problems that we have. Now it's our job to make sure that the sanctity of the vote is upheld. Before this race ends, we have to be absolutely certain that the Republican primary was won by Republican voters!"

This isn't over.

Might I suggest legal council, if need be?

Related link: New Low: Cochran racebaits black Democratic voters to steal Republican runoff in Mississippi (UPDATE: STOLEN!)
Establishment GOP and Dems Team up to Beat Conservative in Mississippi

ADDENDUM: Even the state's Democratic Party chairman KNOWS this runoff was STOLEN, and presents the case for a NEW ELECTION!
Breitbart: When State Sen. Michael Watson—one of McDaniel’s biggest supporters—introduced him onstage Tuesday evening, Watson referred to McDaniel as “the Republican nominee for United States Senate.”

In an interview by phone with Breitbart News late Tuesday evening after the McDaniel headquarters cleared out, state Democratic Party chairman Rickey Cole said McDaniel should challenge the election results. “Clearly there was some sloppiness to say the least, and probably some failures to comply with the law,” Cole told Breitbart News. ...

Cole said the most likely error in favor of Cochran could be where Democrats who voted in the June 3 Democratic primary were allowed to vote in the GOP primary runoff on Tuesday. “That’d be the very first thing I’d look for,” Cole said. “And that’s the easiest error that poll workers can make—whether it was an honest error or deliberate, I wouldn’t know. But that’d be the most common error that happens in a runoff—where voters who weren’t qualified because they participated in the other party’s primary would be allowed to vote by mistake.”

Cole said McDaniel could also challenge affidavit ballots, and how he said poll workers may not “reconcile the ballots they had at the beginning of the day with the number they have at the end of the day.”

“That always creates questions if the poll workers have a candidate for every single ballot, and then you need to reconcile the numbers of people in the signatory book up against the number of ballots cast,” Cole said. “A lot of it is math—questioning the numbers of the ballots cast, and the numbers match up to the number of voters.”

Cole specifically noted the extensively high turnout in Hinds County, a predominantly Democratic area of inner-city Jackson where a key Cochran ally had already been accused of engaging in suspicious activity on Cochran’s behalf. “I’ve never seen a Republican primary with that many voters in it in Hinds County,” Cole said. ...

Cole said that if enough irregularities are found and proven, there could be a new election ordered by a court—something that happened in a mayoral race just last year. “I’d have to learn more about where the irregularities are, and how the irregularities are reported—but it seems to me in a race this close if you got a judge to throw out a whole county for example, if a judge finds there was substantive errors in an entire county, then that threw the election results into question, then sure, if that were enough to affect the final margin and if you get a judge to throw it out, then there would have to be a new election,” Cole said. “That’s what happened last year in the Hattiesburg mayor’s race, if you get a chance to look at that—there was all sorts of legal wrangling because of this kind of irregularity there last year. They had a whole long court trial and the judge ordered a new election and they had a new election city-wide.”

“If enough questions are raised to create a reasonable doubt about enough votes—the status of the law is the voter’s intent, if the voter’s intent can’t be determined after an inspection—then the court has the power to order a new election, sure,” Cole added.

Cole added that any and all illegal activity that may have happened should “absolutely” be prosecuted. “I would say that if my brother were involved, if anybody I know was involved,” Cole said. “If there was any illegality, then they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law—regardless of who it is or who it favors or who it disfavors. Integrity in our elections is paramount. If people don’t believe in elections, they won’t participate in the process—and that defeats the whole purpose of having elections. People have to trust the integrity of the process.”
Related link: Cochran wins, but McDaniel camp eying legal challenge


  1. I think we need a recount. There were probably a lot of illegal votes for Thad.