Gov. Palin: Any GOP ‘architect’ behind abhorrent voting shenanigans in MS should be ashamed
Posted by Dr. Fay on June 25, 2014
Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page today:
With Friends Like These, Who Needs Liberals?
As we pointed out last week (see: http://t.co/y8T64iZQyR), there were several potentially illegal political games afoot in Mississippi to motivate Democrat voters to “switch” over to the GOP for a day to help save a 42 year Republican member of Congress. On top of that, millions of dollars from out of state liberal billionaires like Mike Bloomberg poured in at the last minute on that same incumbent’s behalf. You have to ask yourself why? When a primary election is lost fairly, I am all for unifying behind the victor and joining forces to fight in November. When an election is questionable, with potential legal violations, politics MUST be put aside and the irregularities MUST be fully investigated. Regardless of party, we owe it to voters and to democracy within our Republic. The integrity of the vote speaks directly to the integrity of those who serve and the trust we ask the American public to put in our institutions. I told Chris McDaniel last night that I stand with his effort to get to the bottom of this – he needs to know average, but tremendously concerned, citizens want to make sure the integrity of last night’s results in Mississippi are verified. Voting shenanigans never cease to amaze, but they had better cease altogether for the sake of ethical elections. And any GOP “architect” behind these abhorrent voting shenanigans should be ashamed of this Pyrrhic victory for the establishment. If we find out it’s true that some of the characters alleged to have masterminded this Mississippi hijacking are the same ones who’ve tried to destroy other Republicans’ careers, they need to be taken to task and only be hired by unethical campaigns. Fool us once, shame on you; fool us twice, shame on us. And if any news organization ignores a free and fair elections issue like this, then whether left-leaning or center right, their silence will speak volumes.
You can read more about this issue from an article last week here:
– Sarah Palin
Here is the article by Matthew Boyle at Breitbart.com that she linked to:
MS GOP Chair: Only Those ‘Who Plan to Support’ GOP Nominee in November Should Vote in Runoff
19 Jun 2014
JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi Republican Party chairman Joe Nosef has stepped forward to call for only those who plan to vote for the Republican candidate in the general election to vote in Mississippi’s GOP primary runoff between six-term incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and state Sen. Chris McDaniel next Tuesday.
Nosef also denounced anyone who may have paid Democrats to vote for Cochran, as state Democratic Party chairman Rickey Cole alleged on Tuesday.
“The law prohibits anyone from buying or selling a vote, as it should,” Nosef told Breitbart News. “We want a clean, hard-fought primary decided by voters who plan to support the Republican Party and our candidates in November. I personally have been and continue to be in touch with legal counsel as well as representatives from both campaigns in order to ensure that our runoff is accurate and legal.”
Nosef’s remarks are significant given his political history with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who is strongly backing Cochran. Sources close to Nosef tell Breitbart News he feels it’s the right thing to do to keep what’s become the bloodiest battlefield between the GOP establishment and Tea Party in 2014 under control.
Nosef’s call could undercut efforts by Cochran’s allies to push Democrats to vote for the senior senator in the runoff. Technically, according to ex-Department of Justice attorney J. Christian Adams, it’s illegal for Democrats to vote in the GOP runoff or primary if they don’t intend to support that nominee in November’s general election.
On Tuesday, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported that Democrat activist James “Scooby Doo” Warren has publicly claimed he’s working on behalf of Cochran. Warren said in his interview with the Clarion-Ledger that he will be supporting the Democrat nominee Travis Childers in November over whoever is the GOP nominee he’s working on behalf of now.
“I called D.C. and told them what was going on with the tea party,” Warren said. “But I can’t do anything after the 24th because I’m a Democrat… Whoever wins will have to deal with me in November.”
That report came as a Facebook message that Rickey Cole, the chairman of the state Democratic Party, sent to a key McDaniel campaign adviser became public. In the Facebook message, Cole warned that he’s heard Cochran’s ally Pete Perry—the chairman of the Hinds County GOP executive committee in Jackson and the head of Paradigm Government Relations—was paying black activists cash for votes.
“Large sums of cash are being passed around. These guys are old school ‘walking around money’ vote buyers,” Cole wrote in the message, obtained by Breitbart News.
Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show that Cochran’s Super PAC Mississippi Conservatives paid Perry’s outfit Paradigm $60,000 over two separate payments in late May. Cole wrote in his Facebook message—a comment he confirmed in an interview with Breitbart News—that that money left Perry’s hands then eventually made it to Warren, who used it as cash to pay street organizers and preachers in the black community to get out the vote for Cochran.
In an interview Sunday with Breitbart News, Perry said he hoped that money routed through a company he controls wasn’t being used for “walking around money.” However, other than saying he didn’t pay Warren directly, Perry wouldn’t say where the money had gone.
“None of your business,” he told Breitbart News when asked for details on his payment process, adding that explaining how it was used would help McDaniel’s campaign.