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August 04, 2014


McDaniel Files Formal Challenge to Runoff Result

Chris McDaniel (R) has formally challenged his defeat in a runoff by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) in Mississippi, the Jackson Clarion Ledger reports.

"McDaniel will have to prove there were enough illegally cast votes to change the outcome or that the election was so sloppily handled its result is in doubt."

McDaniel claims 3,500 of illegal crossover voting by Democrats, 9,500 "irregular votes" and 2,275 "improperly cast" votes. Certified results show Cochran won by 7,667 votes, or 51 percent.

Rick Hasen: "But the reason I expect McDaniel will likely lose is that he is not asking for a new election. Instead, he is asking for a remedy of having him declared the winner."












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