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Turnout For Cochran In Mostly Black Counties Up 40%

From the Atlantic magazine:

This Is Where Chris McDaniel’s Camp Will Look For Voter Fraud

Arit John | June 25, 2014

After last night’s defiant not-a-concession speech, the Tea Party’s Chris McDaniel doesn’t seem willing to let his Mississippi Senate seat dreams go. If he does decide to go the legal route, he’ll likely start with Hinds County, the majority black county where Cochran gained thousands of votes.

Mississippi doesn’t have recounts, and McDaniel’s speech heavily implies that his camp will challenge the legality of the vote..

In 24 mostly black counties voter turnout increased by 39.4 percent, but none of those counties gave Sen. Thad Cochran as many votes as Hinds, which is 69.8 percent black. There, voter turnout increased by 49.57 percent according to the Clarion Ledger’s Sam Hall.

Sam R. Hall [tweeted]: "In Hinds, Cochran won 7K more votes than in primary. McDaniel won 1K more. Expect Hinds County to be ground zero for challenge." …

Voter turnout was up 16 percent from the primary overall, and as pollsters have shown, Cochran made gains in a lot of counties, including Madison (38.6 percent black), Forrest (36.7 percent black) and Rankin (only 19.6 percent black).

But … Hinds is an outlier, the same way DeSoto County (73.4 percent white) [went]for McDaniel. Given Sen. Cochran’s outreach to the black and heavily Democratic community, and McDaniel’s complaint about "a Republican primary that’s decided by liberal Democrats," he’ll likely start there.

How cynical! Why should anyone question a 40% general increase in black turnout in majority black counties, and a 50% increase in one black county — for an ‘off-year’ primary?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, June 26th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Turnout For Cochran In Mostly Black Counties Up 40%”

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    The word “black” was used seven times in this tiny article.

    1) Thought the PC term was “African-American”, not “black”.

    2) This is how you call McDaniel a racist without coming out and saying it.

    • Petronius

      Actually Cochran ran ads accusing McDaniel of no-bones-about-it racism.

      But then Establishment Republicans are nothing but caddies for Nerobama, so they can always say all kinds of nasty stuff about conservatives.

  2. Petronius

    So the Republican candidates are now being chosen by the Democrat base.

    How nice. Why it makes me feel nostalgic for the good old times back in the USSR.


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