McDaniel Campaign Issues Statement on Hinds County Ballot Count

“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.

This was an honest mistake and the county sheriffs office has indicated as such. 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. Cain said the Sheriff Department filled out a report on the incident, but there’s no investigation or anything.”

Chris McDaniel Campaign
6/5/14