That’s the way the left is spinning it.
The Mississippi law Adams cites, MS Code 23-15-575, states: “No person shall be eligible to participate in any primary election unless he intends to support the nominations made in which he participates.”
“Mississippi law prohibits Democrats from voting in a Republican primary,” Adams said in an emailed statement. “Obviously poll workers aren’t mind readers. But if someone doesn’t intend to support the nominee in November, then that person isn’t allowed to vote in the Republican primary.”
The Chris McDaniel campaign has identified multiple Mississippi counties in which enough improper ballots have been cast that a legal challenge to the outcome of the election is warranted.
This after Thad Cochran reportedly relied on 25,000-35,000 Democrat votes to pull him to victory in the June 24 runoff.
UPDATE: The Cochran campaign is reportedly asking county clerks not to certify the voting rolls until the last day possible so that the McDaniel people will not be able to look at the rolls and challenge them.
Tea Party Claims it Has Found 800 Illegal Votes in Just One Mississippi County
activists compared the names of people who voted in the Democratic primary on June 3rd and then voted in the Republican runoff last Tuesday. Mississippi law allows Democrats to vote in the Republican primary, but only if they don’t vote in the Democratic primary. The Tea Party identified approximately 800 voters in Hind County that voted in both.
McDaniel Issued this Statement:
“The conservative movement is alive in Mississippi,” McDaniel said. “The Republicans who voted last night made it clear they’re looking for conservative change in Mississippi. But the results also tell another story. They tell the story of some members of our party who are willing to engage in tactics unbecoming of the party of Ronald Reagan. It’s no wonder so many conservatives don’t feel welcome in the Republican party.”
Mississippi Senate Runoff Election Results:
|Winner T. Cochran (i)||50.9%||191,508|