State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) is suing the Rankin County Circuit Clerk over access to poll books of elections results of the runoff election for U.S. Senate between McDaniel and Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS).
Specifically, McDaniel accuses Circuit Clerk Rebecca Boyd of preventing public access to the poll books.
Boyd’s lawyer, Rankin Board of Supervisors attorney Craig Slay, told The Clarion-Ledger that the charge seems to be based on a misunderstanding of who can see the poll books after an election. According to Slay, Boyd can withhold the poll books for 21 days after the election. After that the public can have access to the books after key personal information is redacted, according to Slay.
The challenge by McDaniel is one of the latest steps he’s taken since the runoff (which Cochran won).
McDaniel has accused certain county clerks of preventing access to poll books as McDaniel and his supporters pore over the books in search of examples of election fraud. McDaniel argues that he is the rightful winner of the runoff because he won the most Republican votes while Cochran won through support of Democrats and voter fraud.
Read the complaint filed by McDaniel below: