This is one of those dog bites man / man bites dog things. The headline would be “McDanial campaign makes a rational announcement.” Nope.
Last week, the trial judge announced that McDaniel’s election challenge was dismissed. Any lawyer involved could have advised McDaniel where he was in minutes. Supporters commented on this blog that [...]
“He wasn’t really ready to even accept (dismissal) was a possibility,” McDaniel attorney Mitch Tyner said Friday after a special circuit court dismissed his lawsuit challenging his primary runoff loss.
From Geoff Pender’s Clarion Ledger story about the dismissal of the election challenge.
I’d not have snarked about this if the word used was [...]
He posted this on Facebook today:
“Rise up, warriors, take your stand at one another’s sides, our feet set wide and rooted like oaks in the ground.”– Tyrtaeus of Sparta
More about Tryrtaeus here. He did not present ideals that involved knowing when to fold ‘em. One of his (well, his if he was [...]
Alternate title: Chris McDaniel acknowledges he does not always understand. I hated picking between these.
Here is the statement from Chris McDaniel about the dismissal of his case, from his Facebook page:
I am very disappointed to hear Judge McGehee granted Senator Cochran’s Motion to Dismiss on a technical filing issue, instead of hearing [...]
Following #mssen on Twitter produces a lot of live-tweeting from the hearing on motions in the Senate election contest. The judge gets the quote of the day; with McDaniel’s lawyer arguing that the secretary of state had opined that there was no deadline for filing a state election contest, the Court asked:
Geoffrey Pender @GeoffPender [...]
A Potemkin Village is a pretend peasant village built for the entertainment of royalty. It is pretty clear to me that McDaniel’s election challenge is about… entertaining isn’t the right word. Pleasing. Pleasing his constituancy. He’s going to say he tried everything and got beat on unfair injustice and technicalities. Send money and prepare to [...]
Miss. Code Ann. § 21-15-911 requires that after votes are counted, the voting materials are to be resealed and locked and turned over to the circuit clerk:
…the box shall forthwith [be] resealed and delivered to the circuit clerk, who shall safely keep and secure the same against any tampering therewith. At any time [...]
Update: A second interpretation of the McDaniel brief has emerged: That the lawyer didn’t screw up, he’s just being dishonest with the court about the law. See comments.
There’s a statutory timetable you need to understand here.
1. Under Miss Code Ann. § 23-15-921, for county elections, a challenge before the election commission must be [...]
Update (x2): Didn’t someone tell me that McDaniel was a lawyer? The Clarion-Ledger’s Geoff Pender, who I just realized got there ahead of me on what I’ve written below, quotes the would-be senator on his delay in filing: “‘Justice has no timetable,’ McDaniel said numerous times when questioned why it was taking so long to [...]