Opinions, Context & Ideas from the TPM Editors TPM Editor's Blog
The purpose of the lawsuit by True the Vote and local plaintiffs is to gain access to voting records so that the Chris McDaniel dead-enders can try to "prove" that enough Democrats improperly double voted (voted in the Democratic primary then again in the GOP runoff) to throw the runoff to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS).
The lawsuit focuses on the notion that the votes of legitimate Republicans cast in the runoff were "diluted" by the improper Democratic votes, an echo of the dilution argument that undergirds their voter fraud theories.
Individual Plaintiffs ... who have reviewed Mississippi’s voter rolls in connection with the Republican Primary Run-Off, have perceived inaccuracies in the voter rolls causing them to question whether their lawful vote was diluted by an unlawful, double vote.
This is just the beginning of what could be a lengthy legal process that will be happening concurrently with the general election campaign.