New allegations of misconduct in Mississippi — this time against Chris McDaniel’s campaign

The complaint — and McDaniel’s faint hopes of heading to Washington — hinge on the party tossing out the election results because of the involvement of Democratic voters in the party runoff. The campaign has called for a public hearing by the state party on the evidence it has presented, likely in part in the hopes that it can leverage the energy of its supporters to put pressure on the party’s executive committee.

The McDaniel campaign has repeatedly suggested that it is fighting a moral battle in raising questions about Mississippi’s election process. An allegation of unethical behavior on its part — unproven and from a source who has changed his story, we re-emphasize — could significantly undermine that case.

Washington Post / The Fix
8/6/14