JACKSON, Miss. – Chris McDaniel’s campaign is now offering fifteen $1,000 rewards to anyone that has evidence that leads to the arrest and conviction of someone involved in voter fraud in the June 24 Senate runoff. The McDaniel campaign is also asking people to donate $15 dollars to the campaign to help fund the rewards.
Here is the press release issued by the Chris McDaniel Campaign Thursday:
Republican Chris McDaniel announced the launch of his “Election Integrity Challenge and Voter Fraud Reward” today.
The Challenge is aimed at funding fifteen $1,000 rewards which will be paid to individuals who provide evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in voter fraud on or leading up to the June 24, 2014, Republican primary runoff election in Mississippi.
McDaniel issued the challenge on the heels of yet another allegation of criminal misconduct aimed at the Cochran campaign’s effort to bring ineligible voters to the polls on June 24.
Hinds County Democratic Party Chairman Claude McInnis alleged that Cochran supporter and paid campaign operative Pete Perry “asked Democrats to help him “break the law” by working together to accept Democratic voters who voted in the June 3 Democratic primary and inTuesday’s GOP runoff.” Perry also oversaw the GOP’s primary in Hinds County.
Another allegation of criminal misconduct surfaced Monday when Rev. Stevie Fielder claimed to have been paid by the Cochran campaign to pay members of his church community $15 per person to vote for Sen. Cochran.
“The most important issue here is maintaining the integrity of the electoral process here in Mississippi,” McDaniel said. “These allegations of criminal behavior on behalf of the Cochran are troubling, and any evidence of fraud will be turned over to the authorities to be investigated.”
The McDaniel campaign launched a website dedicated to the Election Integrity Challenge and Voter Fraud Reward.
What is puzzling is, why would the McDaniel Campaign need to offer rewards for evidence of illegal voting activity, if they have already claimed that they have uncovered thousands of “irregular votes?” You would think they already had enough evidence.