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Tea Party sore loser challenges loss in court

By The Associated Press
July 4, 2014

Chris McDaniel addresses his supporters after falling behind in a heated GOP primary runoff election (AP Photo/George Clark)

Chris McDaniel addresses his supporters after falling behind in a heated GOP primary runoff election (AP Photo/George Clark)

The Republican who lost a primary runoff election to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran says he plans to challenge the results in court “any day now.”

Chris McDaniel says he believes there were thousands of irregularities.

In an interview with CNN Friday, McDaniel said what matters is that fraud be uncovered where it exists and many Mississippi residents are “very angry” because they think their votes in the June 24 primary were nullified by fraud.

McDaniel says his campaign found at least 5,000 irregularities in voting.

He says most involved people who apparently voted in the June 3 Democratic primary and the Republican runoff.

Mississippi does not register voters by party, but state law bans a person from voting in one party’s primary and another party’s runoff in the same cycle.

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