McDaniel vs. Thad Cochran court date set - - The News for South Mississippi

Cochran files motion to dismiss McDaniel election challenge

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Judge Hollis McGehee has set a trial date for September 16 in Chris McDaniel's election, but if Senator Cochran's attorneys get their way, it won't get that far.

Cochran's legal representatives have filed a motion to dismiss McDaniel's challenge, saying it was not filed in the 20-day time frame set by state law.

Judge Hollis could hear the motion to dismiss August 28, when he's scheduled to hear another motion on timeliness.

When the judge set the trial date set for September 16, he said it will last no later than October 3.

Wednesday was the first time attorneys and the special appointed judge appeared in the Jones County courtroom.

McDaniel's legal team believes there was enough widespread fraud in the Senate primary runoff to overturn the results.

Attorney Mitch Tyner wants McDaniel to be declared the winner or have a new election ordered.

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