McDaniel challenge of election delayed

On Friday, state Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said, “Since some have said they believe this election was stolen, every day that goes by without either a challenge or a concession is bad for everyone involved, no matter which side of this primary someone happened to be on.”

A spokeswoman for the secretary of state’s office said there is no deadline under state law for a candidate to file a statewide primary election challenge.

McDaniel has continued to campaign across the state after his loss to Cochran and ask supporters for donations to help him overturn last month’s primary.

The Cochran campaign has said McDaniel should “put up or shut up” about voter fraud and an election challenge and said Cochran is focused on the November general election, in which he faces Democratic former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers and Reform Party candidate Shawn O’Hara.

Clarion Ledger
7/26/14