Derek Willis is an interactive developer for the New York Times who works on political and election-related applications. Today, Willis calls our attention to an unusual result in Mississippi’s June 3rd U.S. Senate primary: State Sen. Chris McDaniel received no votes in Harrison County’s Biloxi #10 voting precinct.
However, McDaniel received 224 votes in that same precinct in his run-off against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran just three weeks later. Did McDaniel really win over more than two hundred Biloxi #10 voters between the primary and the run-off? Or, more likely, did someone make a mistake when tabulating the primary results?
Hard to argue with that.