McDaniel Campaign Issues Statement about 3 Found in Hinds Co. Courthouse
By Donesha Aldridge, Web Content Manager/Producer - bio | email
JACKSON Miss. - The McDaniel Campaign has issued the following statement regarding the incident where three people were found inside the Hinds County Courthouse overnight when it was closed:
Last night with an extremely close election and Hinds being one of the last counties to report, our campaign sent people to the Hinds courthouse to obtain the outstanding numbers and observe the count.
In doing so, they entered the courthouse through an open door after being directed by uniformed personnel. They were then locked inside the building. At this point they sat down and called the county Republican chairman, a close Cochran ally, to help them get out. Eventually a Sheriff's officer showed up and opened the door to let them out.
The Clarion-Ledger reported the following: "Sheriff's Department spokesman Othor Cain said today there was never a threat to any ballots or anything, all of those were already secured."
Predictably, a close Cochran ally wants to make hay out of this. Sadly, the Cochran campaign wants to make this election about anything but issues. Mississippians deserve better than this sort of distraction politics.