McDaniel, Attorney respond to Supreme Court Decision
Jackson, MS – Chris McDaniel’s lead attorney Mitch Tyner released a statement in response to today’s Supreme Court ruling on the campaign’s Emergency Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed Monday of this week.
“Today’s decision was not made by the entire Supreme Court, so our legal team will request that the entire Supreme Court panel rehear our petition for the original election records to be released to the McDaniel campaign,” Tyner opined. “Justices Randolph, Kitchens, and Chandler all requested that both parties appear personally before the Court to clear up any confusion on the issues at hand, so we will ask for that opportunity. In addition to asking for our case to be heard by the entire Court, we will also ask for the opportunity to present oral arguments. The integrity of every future statewide and district wide election hinges on this decision,” he concluded.
Tyner reiterated that this process is much bigger than this single U.S. Senate race or the McDaniel campaign. “Election integrity must be assured not only for this election, but also for future elections in Mississippi”..
McDaniel also commented on the opinion, saying, “A candidate for office in Mississippi should not have to raise $100,000 to verify an election was carried out legally in every single one of Mississippi’s eighty-two counties. We are confident the full panel of Justices will do the right thing, and we remain undeterred in our efforts to gain access to the election records in the counties where we have not been granted access to records thus far.”