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The Purge: Mississippi Tea Party Edition

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"Now, as a former Board Member of the Mississippi Tea Party, the Vicksburg Tea Party, and a member of the Meridian Tea Party, I now know that there is no tolerance for ANY criticism of CHRIS McDANIEL," Marcy wrote.

McDaniel and his supporters have refused to concede the election, but have yet to file an official legal challenge (it's "slightly delayed," a campaign spokesman said Friday morning). They argue the election was stolen by Democrats and African-Americans — an argument that even Ann Coulter refuses to buy. True the Vote, a group dedicated to perpetuating the myth of voter fraud, has sued for total access to poll books in some counties, which a federal judge expressed skepticism over on Thursday.

In the meantime, the Mississippi Tea Party appears to be undergoing its own form of McCarthyism. Are you now, or have you ever been, someone who has criticized Chris McDaniel?

[H/t Y'all Politics]

Here's the full post Marcy published Friday morning:

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Kay Steiger is an associate editor at Talking Points Memo. She formerly worked at Raw Story, Washingtonian magazine, the Center for American Progress and The American Prospect. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, the Guardian, Jezebel, AlterNet and others. She graduated from the University of Minnesota. Contact her at kay@talkingpointsmemo.com.