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Cochran Campaign To McDaniel: "Put Up Or Shut Up"

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Senator Thad Cochran’s campaign responds to allegations from Chris McDaniel claiming illegal votes were cast in the runoff.
McDaniel claims Cochran stole the election because Democrats crossed over and voted in the Republican June 24th runoff.
Cochran’s campaign has applauded McDaniel for running a good race. But they say the election is over, and they say McDaniel should now end what they call a “circus.”
“The time has come now for the McDaniel campaign to put up or shut up,” said Cochran’s senior campaign advisor Austin Barbour, responding to McDaniel’s latest charge. “If there's something that's out there let’s talk about it, let's look through this. If they've got hard evidence bring it forward.”
McDaniel campaign spokesperson Noel Fritsch said “…just today we have found with our grassroots volunteers on the ground we are over 4,900 voting irregularities.”
Fritsch claims most of those irregularities were Democratic crossover votes. “Voters who voted in the Democrat primary on June the third and then in the Republican runoff on June 24th, that's over 4,900,” he said.
Barbour says they did retool the campaign after Cochran came in second in the June 3rd primary, which included reaching out to Democrats. But he says they did nothing wrong.
“The McDaniel campaign will do and say anything for him to win this race,” Barbour said. “If they need to take that number to a hundred thousand, they’ll do it.”
Right now McDaniel is looking for thousands of dollars, asking his supporters for $50 donation for a legal challenge.
“The problem is that court cases are expensive, and we don’t currently have the resources to mount the legal challenge that this case deserves. Please, take a moment to contribute to the Election Challenge Fund to help me contest this corrupt election,” McDaniel said is the statement to supporters.
“The point is to let Mississippians know that they can have confidence in the process by which they elect their elected officials. Right now they just don't have that," Fritsch told us.   

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