The phone banking effort is being undertaken by Liberty Action Center, which has offices in D.C. and Utah. Thomas Alvord, president of Liberty Action Center, confirmed that he is not under contract with McDaniel and has no relationship with the campaign. On their website, Liberty Action Center claims to do business with several groups, including Mississippi for Liberty.
A voter in northeast Mississippi provided me with the number from which one of these petition calls was received. I called the number, identified myself by name and as being with The Clarion-Ledger to the lady who answered. She said she was with the McDaniel campaign at the Jackson office and that she was calling with a specific script that said there was evidence pointing toward Thad Cochran being involved in illegal and irregular voting practices, some of which included double-voting and even “deceased people voting.”