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Election Drama Continues 1 Week After Republican Runoff

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Deputies outside GOP's office. Deputies outside GOP's office.

JACKSON, Miss. - The runoff in the U.S. Senate primary between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel may be over, but the drama is reaching a fever pitch one week after ballots were cast across Mississippi. 

Deputies from the Hinds County Sheriff's Department are outside of GOP headquarters in Jackson today, while Republican leaders meet to talk about voting irregularities as claimed by the McDaniel campaign. We are told deputies are checking the identification of anyone wishing to enter the building.

In addition, State Senator Michael Watson tells WJTV News Channel 12 that the McDaniel camp has found 3,300 "irregular votes" from last Tuesday's election.

Supporters of Chris McDaniel contend that democrats not eligible to vote in the GOP primary, cast ballots in support of Senator Cochran.

In addition, a YouTube video surfaced Monday evening where a Meridian man claimed the Cochran campaign paid for votes. It is a claim that the Cochran camp strenuously denies. Now, WJTV has learned that the Cochran campaign is considering a lawsuit against the man. We will continue to cover this story and have much more on today's developments coming up on WJTV News Channel 12 at 5:00 and 6:00. You can also watch for continuous news coverage on both the WJTV Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as wjtv.com.

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