Hinds County Election Commissioner’s Comment Sparks Controversy

Now Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham is saying it’s not only the law that was broken that upsets him, but the comments made by Cochran surrounding the ballot shortage.

“Saying that if it had rained we would have been okay, that’s in some circle racial divisive, it’s inflammatory,” says Graham.

“How someone could interpret what I said as a racist statement, I mean you really have to dig kind of low to come up with that,” says Cochran.

Graham said Cochran’s exact statement was “if it had rained we would have been fine but the weather was perfect and we had a lot of people come out to vote.”

Cochran tells us there was no other connotation behind what she said, “It’s a known fact when it rains less people turn out. That’s all I was saying.”

WJTV
11/12/14