I clearly indicated "if". I pointed that out how many times?
And no, Cochran did not win by 8000 votes. He supposedly won by less than 7700 votes.
McDaniel hasn't completed a review of all the ballots, so what he finally comes up with may be much more than 8300 irregularities he now claims.
1.) His ballot review is not complete.
2.) He has not challenged the election.
"The law is reason, free from passion."