Regarding the events at the Hinds County courthouse early on Wednesday morning after the Mississippi Senate Republican primary, here's what we know: Three Chris McDaniel supporters found themselves locked in the building, where the ballots were being kept, at 2 a.m. The last election official says that she left the courthouse more than two hours earlier.
They called the executive chairman of the Hinds County Republicans, a Thad Cochran supporter, for help and were eventually freed from the building by law enforcement. They have not yet been charged with any crimes -- and the Hinds County Sheriff's Department says no law were broken.
The sheriff's department investigated because the explanations for their circumstances offered by the McDaniel allies -- Janis Lane, Scott Brewster, and Rob Chambers -- have been conflicting. Lane told Pete Perry, the executive chairman, that she was locked in the courthouse with a female friend, while the sheriff's office has reported the two others with her were men.
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