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Searching for Irregularities After the Republican Runoff

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Campaign workers for defeated U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel gathered at the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson Thursday to look through the poll books from the June 3rd Democratic primary election.

McDaniel’s team maintains there were reports of rampant irregularities in polling places across Mississippi.

In an interview on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, state senator Chris McDaniel said his staff had already found hundreds of irregularities and that they plan to keep looking.

They want to verify that voters who cast ballots in the Democratic primary did not vote again, three weeks later, in the Republican run-off.

Cross-over voting is against Mississippi voting laws. 

Hinds County GOP Chairman, Pete Perry, tells News Channel 12 that all of his poll workers were given a book of those who voted in the Democratic primary on June 3rd to eliminate cross-over voting. 

During the Thursday interview, McDaniel also said, "Integrity of elections matters. It always has mattered. Going back to integrity, Republicans are supposed to choose the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. That's not what happened here. Thirty-five to 40,000 Democrats jumped in this race, and apparently tried to decide it. They have their primary; we have ours.”

Perry is not buying what the McDaniel campaign is saying about cross-over voting, at least not in Hinds County.

Perry says “I find it very disingenuous for them to come in today and say that 800 people were illegally voting when they know it is not true.”  He continues on to say, “that was not the case and they know it.”

Perry says he will hold a news conference Friday at 10:00 a.m. and provide additional information regarding the June 24th vote in Hinds County.
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