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Chris McDaniel has a friend, who thinks Bush v. Gore will help McDaniel win.

The Conservative Action Fund, through Thomas A. McKnight, Jr. of the law firm Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC in Birmingham, has asked to file an amicus brief on behalf of Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi Supreme Court.

The brief states that the CAC’s mission is to protect the right of big donors to give unlimited […]

Here’s the McDaniel’s brief

The brief was filed today.  I’m reading through it, but it’s slow going.  First, I’m not sure whether it’s incredibly boring, or I’ve become bored with this dispute.  Second, it is incredibly redundant, says the same thing over and over, and continually repeats itself.

I’m reading through it and will probably post more when […]

A plea from a friend in the UK

My friend the blues writer Chris Smith, who lived for years in the Shetland Islands, noting that today is his and his wife’s anniversary, posted the above record, “hoping to be a good example to a 307-year old union.”

Amending the Constitution, Citizens United, and the First Amendment

Here’s the text of the proposed constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United:

Section 1. To advance democratic self-government and political equality, and to protect the integrity of government and the electoral process, Congress and the States may regulate and set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence […]

This is not a headline: More bull-s–t emanates from Chris McDaniel’s legal team

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 […]

Marshall Ramsey says McDaniel is looking for another sign.

Quote for the Day (more about McDaniel lawyering. A big part of a lawyer’s job is to assess possible outcomes…)

“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 […]

Today’s Facebook bulletins from McDaniel suggest that he’s not aware it’s over

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 […]

Funny. Most of McDaniel real objections were technicalities about absentee votes, but he’s disappointed he lost on a technicality

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 […]

A hearing on the Cochran motion to dismiss, and the Cochran reply brief

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  […]