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The facts about the Mississippi special election to replace Thad Cochran have been completely misrepresented by the GOP “Vote Red” campaign.
Making voters believe that the senate race is the usual partisan showdown, the GOP has pressured President Trump to endorse the governor-appointed candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith who is a proven democrat in republican clothing. The MSGOP even went as far as to coerce McDaniel voters wearing red t-shirts emblazoned with “Trump Voters for Chris McDaniel” to turn them inside out before entering the President’s rally October 2. The GOP had not indicated that any dress code would be enforced.
Truth - Election - Choice - List - Candidates
The truth is that the special election is not a final choice between red and blue. It is a nonpartisan list of four candidates vying to replace the retired Cochran who, under the direction of the Haley Barbour-run state GOP, was directed to leave office giving Governor Phil Bryant a free hand to appoint a shill to the senate. And Hyde-Smith, a lifetime democrat who switched parties and then lied about voting for Hillary Clinton in 2016, filled the bill.
The ballot is a list of four candidates—Mike Espy (D), Toby Bartee (D), Hyde-Smith (D in actuality) and Chris McDaniel (R)—although none appear on the ballot with their party affiliation. Why? Because this is a special election to determine a runoff between the two top vote getters if one candidate does not walk away with the 50% plus one vote lead.
Mississippi - Before - McDaniel - Cochran - Tenure
Mississippi has lived this before. In 2014 McDaniel challenged Cochran, whose 40-year tenure in the senate had produced nothing for his state. In all that time, Mississippi continually ranked at the bottom in education and economic growth. The results of the primary and the follow-up runoff were the most egregious examples of voter fraud in recent history. How do I know? I was in...
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