Campaign: Sen. Cochran clearly won

Posted on July 15, 2014 

Crawdaddy

SUN HERALD

The Sen. Thad Cochran campaign's latest take on the examination of election records in the Republican runoff is proof the senator won, the campaign said Tuesday.

"An extensive review of 79 out of 82 counties has confirmed what we already knew: Sen. Cochran clearly won the election," said campaign spokesman Jordan Russell in an email. "While there have been baseless accusations, the county-by-county review found very few votes that could be questioned and were due to routine clerical errors found in any election. It is time for Republicans to come together and focus on making sure this seat is part of a new Republican Senate majority." 

The updated totals show 909 votes that could be questioned out of over 382,000 votes cast statewide, which is less than 0.25 percent, the press release said. Senator Cochran's margin of victory was over 7,600 votes. 

The McDaniel campaign disputes Cochran's findings and says it has found thousands of votes to question.

One of the volunteers who examined the election materials in Webster County said the Cochran representative there didn't look at the materials as they were being examined.

The Cochran representative didn't come in for the second day of the review, said McDaniel supporter Elaine Vechorich. She said she couldn't discuss what they found other than there were "plenty" of questionable votes, most of them due to what appeared to be clerical errors.

The campaign's findings:  

Adams   Complete - 2 

Alcorn   Complete - 0 

Amite   Complete - 6 

Attala   Complete - 18 

Benton   Complete - 0 

Bolivar   Complete - 2 

Calhoun   Complete - 2 

Carroll   Complete - 1 

Chickasaw    Complete - 2 

Choctaw     Complete - 13 

Claiborne    Complete - 10 

Clarke     Complete - 0 

Clay     Complete - 2 

Coahoma   Complete - 1

Copiah   Complete - 6 

Covington   Complete - 0 

DeSoto   Complete - 33 

Forrest   Complete - 92 

Franklin   Complete - 3 

George   Complete - 6 

Greene   Complete - 3 

Grenada   Complete - 15 

Hancock   Complete - 1 

Harrison   Still Examining

Hinds    Complete - 331 

Holmes   Complete - 22 

Humphreys   Complete - 11 

Issaquena   Complete - 0 

Itawamba   Complete - 9 

Jackson   Complete - 24 

Jasper   Complete - 5 

Jefferson   Complete - 0 

Jefferson Davis    Complete - 3 

Jones  No Examination Yet

Kemper  Complete - 0 

Lafayette  Complete - 35 

Lamar  Complete - 1

Lauderdale   Complete - 7 

Lawrence   Complete - 9 

Leake  Complete - 5 

Lee        Complete - 24 

Leflore Complete - 5 

Lincoln Complete - 4

Lowndes Complete - 2 

Madison Complete - 39 

Marion Complete - 1

Marshall Still Examining - 8 

Monroe Complete - 0 

Montgomery  Complete - 4 

Neshoba Complete - 5 

Newton Complete - 0 

Noxubee Complete - 16 

Oktibbeha Complete - 0 

Panola Complete-  6 

Pearl River  Complete - 0 

Perry        Complete - 1 

Pike Complete - 7

Pontotoc Complete - 3 

Prentiss Complete - 0 

Quitman Complete - 4 

Rankin Complete - 0 

Scott Complete - 0 

Sharkey Complete - 4 

Simpson Complete - 7 

Smith Complete - 0 

Stone Complete - 0 

Sunflower Complete - 4 

Tallahatchie  Complete - 0 

Tate Complete - 4 

Tippah Complete - 12 

Tishomingo  Complete - 5 

Tunica Complete - 9 

Union Complete - 9 

Walthall Complete - 6 

Warren Complete - 19 

Washington  Complete - 6 

Wayne Complete - 3 

Webster Complete - 4 

Wilkinson Complete - 1 

Winston Complete - 0 

Yalobusha Complete - 3 

Yazoo Complete - 4 

 

 

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