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Few Votes Questionable In Miss. GOP Primary Runoff

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July 16, 2014 AT 9:14 AM
Republican candidates' campaigns scoured records of more than 25,000 votes cast Mississippi's most populated county in the recent GOP primary runoff, finding 300 to 350 that were questionable. Challenger Chris McDaniel and his campaign have claimed widespread irregularities and voter fraud here and statewide, and the state senator plans to contest the June 24 runoff results in court. Incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran won the runoff by 7,667 votes out of 382,000 cast across Mississippi. County GOP Chairman Pete Perry said McDaniel's claims of 1,500 or more potentially illegal votes and voter fraud in Hinds County have been debunked.