No, I'm just laughing.
After the ballot weirdness on election day, when precincts in Harrison County got the wrong coded ballots, bringing a halt to voting in yesterday's primary, my bullshit detector started blinking.
Now, my hilarity meter is twitching. If this is skulduggery, these are definitely the Plumbers Who Couldn't Ratfuck Straight.
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Hinds County Sheriff's Department spokesman Othor Cain said investigators are trying to figure out how Janis Lane, Scott Brewster, and Rob Chambers somehow gained access to the inside of the courthouse. They were inside until about 3:45 a.m., Cain said.
Brewster is a former coordinator of Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's Mississippi operation and is currently McDaniel's campaign coalition director.
"There are conflicting stories from the three of them, which began to raise the red flag, and we're trying to get to the bottom of it," Cain said. "No official charges have been filed at this point, but we don't know where the investigation will lead us."
The McDaniel campaign issued the following response:
"Last night with an extremely close election and Hinds being one of the last counties to report, our campaign sent people to the Hinds courthouse to obtain the outstanding numbers and observe the count.
In doing so, they entered the courthouse through an open door after being directed by uniformed personnel. They were then locked inside the building. At this point they sat down and called the county Republican chairman, a close Cochran ally, to help them get out. Eventually a Sheriff's officer showed up and opened the door to let them out."