JACKSON, Mississippi (PNN) - June 27, 2014 - The Chris McDaniel campaign identified multiple Mississippi counties in which enough improper ballots were cast that a legal challenge to the outcome of the election is warranted.
This comes after 25,000-35,000 Democrat votes helped push Thad Cochran to victory over Chris McDaniel (by 6,880 votes) in the June 24 runoff.
The McDaniel campaign has already found 1,000 examples in one county of Democrats who voted in the June 3 primary as Democrats and then crossed over into the Republican primary this week.
This is illegal and their votes should not be counted.
Lindsay Krout, a volunteer working in Mississippi, was barred from reviewing voter rolls in Lafayette County.
Krout said when she went to the Lafayette Countycourthouse this morning she was forced to wait for an hour. Then the county clerk told her the Secretary of State’s office said the county had to redact the Social Security number and addresses from the voter rolls. The clerk said it will take until Wednesday to redact the information. Furthermore, the county will charge McDaniel supporters for the extra work.
Mississippi law states that the clerk must allow public viewing of the election documentation.
Lindsay said McDaniel supporters in Lowndes Countyand Lauderdale Countyfaced similar pushback from local officials. The clerks also said they would have to schedule the time so county officials could be present.
There are reports that Governor Phil Bryant wants to certify the election on Monday.