Fed hearing set for runoff; McDaniel wants new ruling

A federal judge has scheduled a Thursday hearing for arguments in Texas-based True The Vote’s lawsuit over voter records from the June 24 GOP primary runoff.

Meanwhile Chris McDaniel continues to gather information for a challenge of his loss to incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the runoff. McDaniel has asked the state Supreme Court to reconsider its rejection of his request for access to poll books without voters’ birthdates blacked out, in part to avoid the expense of paying to have the records redacted.

True the Vote claims it was denied access to voting records in Copiah, Hinds, Jefferson Davis, Lauderdale, Leake, Madison, Rankin, Simpson and Yazoo counties. The group also claims records have been destroyed or tampered with.

Hattiesburg American