Ted Cruz Wants Mississippi GOP Primary Investigated for Voter Fraud

It’s the primary that just won’t die.

Weeks after incumbent Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) defeated tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff that has involved everything from breaking and entering to suicide to accusations of murder, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has stepped into the fray, saying the rumors the Cochran campaign purchased Democratic votes required an investigation.

“We’ve seen serious allegations of voter fraud,” Cruz told conservative radio host Mark Levin. “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.”

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Cruz argued that “McDaniel won a sizable majority of the votes from Republicans who voted in the run-off,” but that Cochran lured Democrats via racially-charged ads. (Mississippi has an open primary.)

McDaniel has refused to concede and even offered a bounty for proof of voter fraud; however, the state GOP certified Cochran as the winner Monday night.


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