by Al Benson Jr.
Vote fraud in Mississippi? Who could ever think that? Why that’s like saying there’s been vote fraud in such bastions of political integrity as Chicago, Gary, Indiana, Detroit, Louisiana, and other such places. In many of these locales the dead vote early and vote often, but that’s hardly a reason to allege vote fraud–is it? I mean, after all, if Abraham Lincoln didn’t become a Christian until after he was dead for six months, what’s a little “creative” voting?
Someone sent me an article tonight (July 1, 2014) about vote-buying in the recent senatorial run-off in Mississippi. Since I had recently posted two articles about this election I was naturally interested. I checked out six or seven websites on the Internet that all seem to have basically the same story. I can’t verify its total accuracy, but it sounds so typical of what I have seen around the country that, at this point, let’s just say it wouldn’t surprise me, not even a little bit.
What won’t surprise me, also, is if nothing whatever is done about it. That will also be typical. Some of the sites I checked out are http://theconservativetreehouse.com , http://www.redstate.com , http://www.ftrradio.com , http://clashdaily.com , and http://angrywhitedude.com There were others but these were the ones that caught my attention.
The Conservative tree house article stated that: “A black Mississippi pastor has emerged to claim Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) campaign paid ‘thousands’ of Democrats $15 each to vote in the June 24 GOP runoff–and that he was part of the scheme. Rev. Stevie Field, an associate pastor at First Union Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi, says Cochran’s campaign ‘told me to offer blacks $15 each and to vote for Thad. Fielder, who was paid by freelance journalist Charles C. Johnson for the story, provided a new outlet launched by Johnson–GotNews.com–with four text messages from a person purporting to be Cochran campaign staffer Saleem Baird. The messages cite an official Cochran campaign email address–Saleem@ThadForMs.com–and include detailed discussions of the campaign providing envelopes of money to distribute to people who vote.” The Conservative tree house article also noted: “This is more than enough evidence to force another election. Actually this is more than enough information for the FBI to begin arresting Cochran campaign organizers in and around Mississippi. Perhaps even Senator Cochran himself.”
You want to know what I think will be done about this egregious breach of the trust of the honest voters in Mississippi? NOTHING! No one in the mainstream “news” media will even touch it. It will be ignored like the plague. The Republican State Committee in Mississippi are the ones who want Cochran back in so they will pretend none of this happened. The “news” (I snicker every time I have to use that term) media will attempt to smear anyone that had anything to do with exposing this,and if any evidence is ever turned over to the FBI it will somehow end up being “lost” like Ms. Lerner’s emails, and so no action will ever be taken to deal with this blatant vote fraud. And this pastor in Meridian had better start watching his back! After all, isn’t the FBI under our intrepid Attorney General “Fast and Furious” Holder? Enough said.
It turns out according to the news items (all on the alternative press so far) that Rev. Fielder was to have been paid $15,000 for his efforts in this vote-buying operation and he got stiffed, which is why he is now coming forward with his accusations. He was also told that Chris McDaniel was a “racist” (there’s that Trotskyite word again) and this tidbit was supposed to fuel his efforts to help buy votes for Cochran. Fielder has now determined, on his own, that McDaniel is not a racist, and so he has been lied to as well as stiffed. But hey, all’s fair in politics and war, right? Only until you expose the bad guys and then it might get nasty.
The Red state article observed: “The motivations of the Reverend are not those of a saint. As is made clear throughout the interview and in the transcript, this Reverend is looking to get paid to provide information, just as he sought to get paid to deliver votes by illegal means…With all of that said, if the evidence is produced and validated, I don’t know how much longer Thad Cochran will be a Senator. Let’s go straight to the tape.” Yes, they have the Reverend and his accusations on tape!
Now I’m not expert on the law, but it seems to me that Mississippi has laws on the books dealing with vote fraud. It remains to be seen if they will be enforced or if word will now come down from the Republicrat headquarters in Washington to “just forget it all.’