Palin: Mississippi Runoff Should Be Investigated For Illegal Voting

Former Alaska gov. Sarah Palin chats with guest at Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto's private fundraiser in East Naples with in East Naples on Thursday April 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Naples Daily News, Scott McIntyre)
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Sarah Palin thinks there should be an investigation into whether there was any kind of illegal activity in the runoff election between Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) in the race for U.S. Senate.

Palin’s argument in a Facebook post on Wednesday come a day after the race was called for Cochran (Palin endorsed McDaniel). Since then McDaniel supporters and tea party activists have speculated that foul play may have been a factor in the runoff. Cochran has also been criticized by conservatives for courting African American voters and Democrats to beat McDaniel in the runoff.

McDaniel has yet to concede the race.

Here’s part of what Palin wrote in the Facebook post:

When an election is questionable, with potential legal violations, politics MUST be put aside and the irregularities MUST be fully investigated. Regardless of party, we owe it to voters and to democracy within our Republic. The integrity of the vote speaks directly to the integrity of those who serve and the trust we ask the American public to put in our institutions. I told Chris McDaniel last night that I stand with his effort to get to the bottom of this – he needs to know average, but tremendously concerned, citizens want to make sure the integrity of last night’s results in Mississippi are verified. Voting shenanigans never cease to amaze, but they had better cease altogether for the sake of ethical elections.

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