Ted Cruz Joins Calls For Investigation Into Alleged Illegal Voting In Mississippi

AP

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday called for an official investigation into alleged voter fraud in the Mississippi Senate runoff, calling all the talk of voting irregularities “appalling.”

“We’ve seen serious allegations of voter fraud,” Cruz said on “The Mark Levin Show.” “And I very much hope that no Republican was involved in voter fraud. But these allegations need to be vigorously investigated and anyone involved in criminal conduct should be prosecuted.”

The Mississippi Republican Party certified Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) as the winner over challenger Chris McDaniel on Monday. Cruz, a vice-chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, had not endorsed either candidate even though he had referenced McDaniel’s strong chances of toppling Cochran.

The Texas senator joins Sarah Palin in calling for an investigation into potential illegal activity in the runoff election. The McDaniel campaign has offered $1,000 rewards to anyone who can provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of people involved in voter fraud, and McDaniel’s lawyer said Monday that the campaign and its supporters have found “thousands” of examples of ineligible voters who turned out for Cochran.

h/t The Right Scoop

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