State Supreme Court Says NO to Chris McDaniel

via TPM

McDaniel demanded “access to and full examination of all the original election materials,” including poll books.

The Mississippi Attorney General and Harrison County Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker argued that a candidate’s right to review election records does not include poll books.

Judge Josiah Coleman wrote in the court’s opinion that the clerk did not need to include poll books in election boxes for candidate review.


McDaniel has more or less been handed his hat, because if he doesn’t have access to poll books he can’t make a substantive case that the election results were illegally influenced by invalid black voters who committed some form of voter fraud.

That doesn’t necessarily mean the McDaniel campaign won’t file another lawsuit anyway, but this is going nowhere.

Even if McDaniel’s bounty reward program for uncovering black voters turns up a few names, it won’t be enough.

But, you know, let’s not discourage anyone. You’re doing great! The Republican party hasn’t had enough bad press yet.

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  • Ipecac

    Even though McDaniel is just a huge sore loser without any substantive case, the Tea Partyites will just add this to their imaginary ledger of voter fraud and it will quickly and permanently make its way into their rhetoric and support of more restrictive voting laws.

    • JMAshby

      Probably. It must be a terrible world to live in where everything is a conspiracy.

      • Hemidemisemiquaver

        Just think of the time and effort needed to keep everything straight. Although, I imagine it gives them a sense of superiority because they think they see the world as it really is. Just imagine if all that time and energy was directed outward, to help others, rather than the inward focus on their own fears and hatred.

        I’m with ya, JM, terrible world is the right phrase.

        • Christopher Foxx

          Just think of the time and effort needed to keep everything straight.

          Since when has any Tea Partier shown any interest in keeping anything straight? Contradictory nonsense is what they look for.

  • Christopher Foxx

    The Republican party hasn’t had enough bad press yet.

    There isn’t enough ink in the world to give the Republican Party a suitable amount of bad press.