In MS anyone can vote in a primary PROVIDING she did not vote in the the other party's primary. Whether yesterday's primary voters were matched with records from the D's earlier vote is in dispute.
During most mid term elections voter turn out is ordinarily low with exception of the most dedicated voter. Regarding Mississippi black Democrats, no irregularities were reported to election officials, its said. Tis unmistakable the Cochran team was quite proficient in convincing African Americans to cross over and vote Republican......They were told McDaniels did not like Obama, did not vote for aid in Katrina ravaged Mississippi, was close friends with the KKK. Would do everything in his power to repeal the affordable ACA. Seemingly black Dems voted in their interest!
I would argue that there were a number of traditional R's who eventually went to Cochran because they, upon reflection, found McDaniel too extreme.
I could not agree more. When it looked as if McDaniel would win overwhelmingly against Cochran, moderate Republicans did not see any need to go to the polls feeling their vote would not count. When word got around Cochran was appealing to the black vote, there appeared to be an impetus to get out and vote. Together the two groups squeaked through a win for Cochran with McDaniels yet to concede.