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McDaniel Evidence Enough To Challenge Mississippi Runoff


Chris McDaniel
Yesterday, Mississippi state Senator Chris McDaniel’s lead attorney, Mitch Tyner, of Tyner Law Firm, answered what he called “The million dollar question” about the alleged illegal voting in the Mississippi Republican Senate runoff: “What did we find? We found a lot.”
 
And “a lot” turns out to be enough evidence to file a legal challenge of the election.
 
“Yes,” said Tyner in answer to a question posed by Mississippi reporter Scott Simmons, “There’s already enough evidence to file the challenge.”
 
State Sen. Michael Watson, R-Pascagoula, also serving as an attorney for McDaniel, said during the press briefing, "This issue is much bigger than Chris McDaniel and much bigger than Sen. Thad Cochran" and that McDaniel is concerned with the "integrity of the process."
 
According to reporting by Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle, the nation’s leading reporter on the Mississippi election story, Tyner walked those at the press conference through how the McDaniel campaign’s attorneys, especially Mississippi state Sen. Michael Watson, have been arguing before various courts in the state for judges to order election officials in a variety of Mississippi’s 82 counties for orders that they open election materials up for inspection. Every time, Tyner noted, the judges have sided with Watson’s arguments and order election officials to open the materials up for McDaniel campaign review.
 
The campaign is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to rule on the matter so that the poll books and other election materials can be opened up to the McDaniel campaign for no charge. “That’s the issue that we want to make sure that the Supreme Court rules on: that it doesn’t matter how much money you have, you still get to look at the poll books,” Tyner said.
  
Tyner reviewed for reporters the various “categories of information we’ve been finding” next.
  
“There’s crossover votes, we know that,” Tyner said. “There’s illegal votes—all types of illegal votes going on, absentee problems, votes that were cast—we’re going as far as into the boxes to see if how many people signed in are the same number that were cast. You’re going to be astonished. They aren’t. It’s amazing. You’re going to see problem after problem after problem.”
 
"We expect to file a challenge within the next 10 days," Tyner said. Geoff Pender, of Jackson, Mississippi’s The Clarion-Ledger reports Tyner said he is not going to present specific evidence until then. He said that when the challenge is filed, the campaign will present the evidence to the public and to the U.S. Attorney, Federal Election Commission and state Attorney General's Office.
 
Mississippi voters don't register by party, but state law prohibits a person from voting in one party's primary and the other party's runoff in the same election cycle. Crossover voting is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $200 fine. Convictions, however, are rare according to reporting by Emily Wagster Pettus and Philip Elliott of the Associated Press.

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