VIDEO: Thad Cochran’s Pathetic, Desperate Robocall

We’ve talked about how “expanding the electorate” is as hopeless a strategy for Mississippi’s senior senator Thad Cochran as it is ideologically and morally bankrupt, and now we’ve got some more hard evidence of how far Cochran’s camp is going with that strategy in advance of tomorrow’s GOP primary runoff against Chris McDaniel.

Somebody got a robocall seeking to “expand the electorate” on their answering machine, and put it on YouTube…

There’s an interesting question about this, because it might actually be illegal. Former Justice Department attorney and elections law expert J. Christian Adams was quoted by Breitbart last week having found a state law which would prevent Democrats spamming a Republican primary…

The Mississippi law Adams cites, MS Code 23-15-575, states: “No person shall be eligible to participate in any primary election unless he intends to support the nominations made in which he participates.”

“Mississippi law prohibits Democrats from voting in a Republican primary,” Adams said in an emailed statement. “Obviously poll workers aren’t mind readers. But if someone doesn’t intend to support the nominee in November, then that person isn’t allowed to vote in the Republican primary.”

Republican grassroots activists around that state are furious at Cochran’s attempts to dragoon Democrats from the black community to his side in a GOP runoff election. They can take solace in the fact that it isn’t likely to work. McDaniel will win tomorrow night, and convincingly.

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