Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tea Party Loser Challenges Mississippi Senate Primary Votes After Loss

The temper tantrums continue among the knuckle dragging Tea Party set in Mississippi where Thad Cochran beat back a challenge from the lunatic far right by seek the votes of Democrats and - God forbid - blacks.  I have long maintained that the Tea Party is overtly racist - as are the Christofascists who make up much of the Tea Party ranks.  Here in Virginia, the leading Christofascist organization The Family Foundation, is lily white and truly only cares about blacks when it comes to duping black pastors into acting as TFF's trained circus dogs. Huffington Post loks at Chris McDaniel's (pictured above) refusal to concede to the will of the voters in Mississippi:
The Tea Party-backed candidate who has refused to concede defeat to Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran in Mississippi's primary runoff said his campaign has found more than 1,000 instances of ballots cast by people who were ineligible to vote.

Chris McDaniel said his supporters continue to look for evidence of voters who participated in the state's Democratic primary on June 3 and then voted in the Republican runoff primary on Tuesday, which would not be permitted by Mississippi law.

"We've already found more than 1,000 examples of that in one county alone," McDaniel said in an interview Thursday night on Fox News' Hannity show. "We're talking about widespread irregularities, ineligible voters that should not have been there in the first place."

In a bitterly fought contest, Cochran edged McDaniel by fewer than 7,000 votes out of more than 370,000 cast - a dramatic increase over the 313,000 votes cast in the earlier primary election.

McDaniel attacked his opponent's strategy for attracting Democratic voters.

"They were pushed there by an overt action, an aggressive action on the part of Senator Cochran's campaign that was filled with race-baiting, lies, distortions," McDaniel said in the television interview.

"He literally ran the latter three weeks on food stamps," McDaniel added. "He ran on voter suppression, and he ran on pork."

On Friday, a spokeswoman for the Mississippi office that oversees state elections said she had no comment on McDaniel's allegations of voting irregularities.

"We're not going to comment on speculation right now," said Secretary of State spokeswoman Grace Craig.

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