Challenger Chris McDaniel is offering $1,000 rewards for voter fraud evidence as he moves to overturn results of the June 24 Republican Senate primary he lost to incumbent Thad Cochran. McDaniel is asking supporters for donations to fund up to 15 such bounties for evidence that leads to arrests and convictions and for help financing his challenge of the vote. He claims Cochran and others stole the primary through vote buying and other skullduggery. The Cochran campaign says the claims are baseless.
The contest was dubbed “the nastiest race in America” this midterm, as McDaniel and state and national Tea Party forces clashed with six-term incumbent Cochran and the state and national Republican establishment. Each side spent millions of dollars attacking the other.
“The most important issue here is maintaining the integrity of the electoral process here in Mississippi,” McDaniel said in a statement Thursday.
Cochran spokesman Jordan Russell countered: “With each passing day and each new stunt, it becomes clearer and clearer that Chris McDaniel does not care about Mississippi, that he does not care about the integrity of the process, that he does not care about winning a majority in the Senate and keeping the seat in Republican hands in November.
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