Today lawyers for Senator Chris McDaniel have filed a notice of appeal, indicating that they are, in fact, sending the case to the Mississippi Supreme Court. Senator McDaniel has vowed to fight on! And we are glad to hear it.
In the Clarion Ledger today, Geoff Pender discussed the crux of the case:
“An appeal of the lower court ruling in an election challenge by law goes to the state Supreme Court.
“McGehee agreed with Cochran attorneys that a 1959 state Supreme Court ruling is ‘still good law,’ and imposes a deadline of 20 days after the election for filing a challenge, first with the state Republican Party.
“McDaniel attorneys argued that election laws had been changed since 1959, particularly with a 1986 overhaul, and the 1959 ‘Kellum’ ruling was moot. The judge disagreed, saying the laws on challenging primary elections were substantially the same as at the time of the ruling.
“McDaniel lead attorney Mitch Tyner on Friday said: ‘We continue to be confident that when Senator McDaniel’s challenge is heard on the merits it will change the results of the Republican primary. Republicans should be allowed to choose their nominee without influence or raiding by Democrats. We are disappointed Senator McDaniel’s challenge has been delayed, but since we followed the current statutes in filing the challenge, we expect the Supreme Court to allow us to proceed on the merits.'”
After the announcement, the Senator posted this picture on his Facebook page:
And when he did the rats crawled out from under their rocks! Senator McDaniel quoted a great man of God, which captures his resolve to fight on against any and all obstacles, and now he is being slammed for it, though it is from the same group of hacks who hate him anyway, so nothing really new here. (By the way Y’all Politics, it’s Adolf, not Adolph!)
But seeing the criticism this picture sparked reminded me of something Senator McDaniel said on the campaign trail, speaking of his many critics: “If they saw me walking on water, they would say it’s because I can’t swim!”
Imagine the flaming darts this man has taken throughout all these many months in his quest to defeat Thad Cochran. And people have the gall to say he won’t fight in Washington! He’s fought harder than Thad Cochran ever has and the fight goes on!
Read the notice of appeal here: McDaniel v. Cochran Notice of Appeal