Chris McDaniel is heading to court in contested election

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Chris McDaniel is heading to court in contested election
ELLISVILLE, MS - JUNE 24: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel talks with members of the media after casting his ballot at the George Harrison Building on June 24, 2014 in Ellisville, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is battling against incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
ELLISVILLE, MS - JUNE 24: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (C) casts his ballot as his son Cambridge (L) looks on at the George Harrison Building on June 24, 2014 in Ellisville, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is battling against incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
ELLISVILLE, MS - JUNE 24: (L-R) Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel, Cambridge McDaniel, Jill McDaniel and Chamberlain McDaniel leave the George Harrison Building after voting on June 24, 2014 in Ellisville, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is battling against incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
ELLISVILLE, MS - JUNE 24: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) and his wife Jill McDaniel (L) prepare to cast their ballots at the George Harrison Building on June 24, 2014 in Ellisville, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is battling against incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FLOWOOD, MS - JUNE 23: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel looks on during a campaign rally on June 23, 2014 in Flowood, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles against incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FLOWOOD, MS - JUNE 23: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel speaks during a campaign rally on June 23, 2014 in Flowood, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles against incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FLOWOOD, MS - JUNE 23: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel gestures as he gets on his campaign bus after a campaign rally on June 23, 2014 in Flowood, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles against incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FLOWOOD, MS - JUNE 23: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) greets young supporters during a campaign rally on June 23, 2014 in Flowood, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles against incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FLOWOOD, MS - JUNE 23: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel speaks during a campaign rally on June 23, 2014 in Flowood, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles against incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FLOWOOD, MS - JUNE 23: Supporters of Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel hold signs and flags along Lakeland Drive before the start of a campaign rally on June 23, 2014 in Flowood, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles against incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FLOWOOD, MS - JUNE 23: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) greets young supporters during a campaign rally on June 23, 2014 in Flowood, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles against incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FLOWOOD, MS - JUNE 23: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel waves from his campaign bus as he arrives at a campaign rally on June 23, 2014 in Flowood, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles against incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FLOWOOD, MS - JUNE 23: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel hugs a young supporter during a campaign rally on June 23, 2014 in Flowood, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles against incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FLOWOOD, MS - JUNE 23: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel waves as he gets on his campaign bus after a campaign rally on June 23, 2014 in Flowood, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles against incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FLOWOOD, MS - JUNE 23: Supporters of Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel hold signs and flags along Lakeland Drive before the start of a campaign rally on June 23, 2014 in Flowood, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles against incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
MERIDIAN, MS - JUNE 23: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (C)greets patrons at Jean's Restaurant on June 23, 2014 in Meridian, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race against. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
MERIDIAN, MS - JUNE 23: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel looks on while visiting patrons at Jean's Restaurant on June 23, 2014 in Meridian, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race against. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
MERIDIAN, MS - JUNE 23: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (L) talks with supporters outside of Jean's Restaurant on June 23, 2014 in Meridian, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race against. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
MERIDIAN, MS - JUNE 23: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel talks with a patron at Jean's Restaurant on June 23, 2014 in Meridian, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race against. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
MERIDIAN, MS - JUNE 23: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) has his picture taken with supporters outside of Jean's Restaurant on June 23, 2014 in Meridian, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race against. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
MERIDIAN, MS - JUNE 23: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel points to a supporter after visiting patrons at Jean's Restaurant on June 23, 2014 in Meridian, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race against. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
MERIDIAN, MS - JUNE 23: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel prepare to leave Jean's Restaurant after visiting patrons on June 23, 2014 in Meridian, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race against. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
MERIDIAN, MS - JUNE 23: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (L) greets a supporter outside of Jean's Restaurant on June 23, 2014 in Meridian, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, Tea Party-backed republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is campaigning througout the state as he battles incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a tight race against. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
JACKSON, MS - JUNE 23: A young supporter of U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) waves American flags during a campaign rally at Mississippi War Memorial Building on June 23, 2014 in Jackson, Mississippi. With one day to go before the Mississippi senate runoff election, U.S. Sen John McCain (R-AZ) joined senate incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) as he campaigns in a tight race against Tea Party-backed republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - JUNE 22: Supporters of Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel hold signs during a Tea Party Express campaign event at outside of a Hobby Lobby store on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, is locked in a tight runoff race with incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) who failed to win the nomination in the primary election. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - JUNE 22: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (L) speaks during a Tea Party Express campaign event at outside of a Hobby Lobby store on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, is locked in a tight runoff race with incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) who failed to win the nomination in the primary election. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - JUNE 22: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (C) talks with supporters during a Tea Party Express campaign event at outside of a Hobby Lobby store on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, is locked in a tight runoff race with incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) who failed to win the nomination in the primary election. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - JUNE 22: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (L) greets a young supporter during a Tea Party Express campaign event at outside of a Hobby Lobby store on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, is locked in a tight runoff race with incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) who failed to win the nomination in the primary election. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - JUNE 22: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (L) greets game show host Chuck Woolery during a Tea Party Express campaign event at outside of a Hobby Lobby store on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, is locked in a tight runoff race with incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) who failed to win the nomination in the primary election. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - JUNE 22: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (L) greets game show host Chuck Woolery (C) during a Tea Party Express campaign event at outside of a Hobby Lobby store on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, is locked in a tight runoff race with incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) who failed to win the nomination in the primary election. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - JUNE 22: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (L) speaks during a Tea Party Express campaign event at outside of a Hobby Lobby store on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, is locked in a tight runoff race with incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) who failed to win the nomination in the primary election. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - JUNE 22: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (L) looks on during a Tea Party Express campaign event at outside of a Hobby Lobby store on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, is locked in a tight runoff race with incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) who failed to win the nomination in the primary election. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - JUNE 22: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel looks on during a Tea Party Express campaign event at outside of a Hobby Lobby store on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, is locked in a tight runoff race with incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) who failed to win the nomination in the primary election. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - JUNE 22: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (L) speaks during a Tea Party Express campaign event at outside of a Hobby Lobby store on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, is locked in a tight runoff race with incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) who failed to win the nomination in the primary election. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - JUNE 22: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (L) speaks during a Tea Party Express campaign event at outside of a Hobby Lobby store on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, is locked in a tight runoff race with incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) who failed to win the nomination in the primary election. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - JUNE 22: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (C) greets supporters during a Tea Party Express campaign event at outside of a Hobby Lobby store on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, is locked in a tight runoff race with incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) who failed to win the nomination in the primary election. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - JUNE 22: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) embraces his family, wife Jill McDaniel (L) and sons Cambridge and Chamberlain, during a Tea Party Express campaign event at outside of a Hobby Lobby store on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, is locked in a tight runoff race with incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) who failed to win the nomination in the primary election. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - JUNE 22: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (L) speaks during a Tea Party Express campaign event at outside of a Hobby Lobby store on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, is locked in a tight runoff race with incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) who failed to win the nomination in the primary election. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - JUNE 22: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (L) speaks during a Tea Party Express campaign event at outside of a Hobby Lobby store on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, is locked in a tight runoff race with incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) who failed to win the nomination in the primary election. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - JUNE 22: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) greets a supporter during a Tea Party Express campaign event at outside of a Hobby Lobby store on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, is locked in a tight runoff race with incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) who failed to win the nomination in the primary election. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin appears at a rally for U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel Friday, May 30, 2014 at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss. McDaniel is challenging Republican Sen. Thad Cochran. (AP Photo/George Clark)
Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin appears at a rally for U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel Friday, May 30, 2014 at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss. McDaniel is challenging Republican Sen. Thad Cochran. (AP Photo/George Clark)
Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin shakes hands with some fans after appearing at a rally for U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel Friday, May 30, 2014 at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss. McDaniel is challenging Republican Sen. Thad Cochran. (AP Photo/George Clark)
U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel addresses a rally where he received support from Sarah Palin Friday, May 30, 2014 at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss. McDaniel is challenging Republican Sen. Thad Cochran. (AP Photo/George Clark)
U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel addresses a rally where he received support from Sarah Palin Friday, May 30, 2014 at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss. McDaniel is challenging Republican Sen. Thad Cochran. (AP Photo/George Clark)
U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel addresses a rally where he received support from Sarah Palin Friday, May 30, 2014 at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss. McDaniel is challenging Republican Sen. Thad Cochran. (AP Photo/George Clark)
Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin shakes hands with some fans after appearing at a rally for U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel Friday, May 30, 2014 at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss. McDaniel is challenging Republican Sen. Thad Cochran. (AP Photo/George Clark)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican who lost a primary runoff election to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran says he plans to challenge the results in court "any day now."

Chris McDaniel says he believes there were thousands of irregularities.

In an interview with CNN Friday, McDaniel said what matters is that fraud be uncovered where it exists and many Mississippi residents are "very angry" because they think their votes in the June 24 primary were nullified by fraud.

McDaniel says his campaign found at least 5,000 irregularities in voting.

He says most involved people who apparently voted in the June 3 Democratic primary and the Republican runoff.

Mississippi does not register voters by party, but state law bans a person from voting in one party's primary and another party's runoff in the same cycle.
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