Statement from Mark Garriga

The Cochran Campaign Attorney, Mark Garriga, released the following statement in response to Chris McDaniel’s election challenge:

“We can confirm that Butler Snow has been retained by Citizens for Cochran to defend the election contest filed today by the Chris McDaniel campaign with the State Executive Committee of the Mississippi Republican Party. Like other Mississippians, we have watched with interest as the McDaniel campaign has made repeated and baseless allegations of fraud and misconduct against not only members of the Cochran campaign staff, but also Circuit Clerks and volunteer poll workers around the state.

The filing of this challenge marks the point where this matter moves from an arena of press conferences and rhetoric into a setting where nothing matters but admissible evidence and the rule of law. We look forward to holding the McDaniel campaign to the burden of proof that the law requires – and, we are dedicated to the defense of the votes of those Mississippians who voted on June 24 for Thad Cochran as their United States Senator, an election which has been as thoroughly reviewed and examined as any in modern Mississippi history.”

Thad Cochran Campaign