This was covered on Keith and Rachel tonight, and it's just my brief take on it. In my opinion, this is a story that needs to get out as much as possible. (AMAP)
Somethin' funny is goin' on here and it's pretty obvious that there's some serious shenanigans. South Carolina may well be one of the most RepubliCon states in the country, and this? This just LOOKS like foul-play.
From the Huffington Post.
ALVIN GREENE UPSET: MYSTERY MAN STUNS SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE PRIMARY
By SEANNA ADCOX
"COLUMBIA, S.C. — An unemployed military veteran who raised no funds and put up no campaign website shocked South Carolina's Democratic Party leadership by capturing the nomination Tuesday to face Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint in November.
With nearly all precincts reporting, Alvin Greene, 32, commanded 59 percent of the vote against 41 percent for former four-term state lawmaker Vic Rawl, 64, who had raised about $186,000 and had to abruptly scrap a late-week fundraiser for the fall.
State Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Fowler said voters unfamiliar with either candidate may have voted alphabetically for Greene over Rawl. "As far as I know, he never showed up at anything. Vic Rawl has been campaigning everywhere from the time he filed," she said."
Hmm, this makes categorically no sense. Let me guess, South Carolina uses electronic voting? Oh right. They do; in all 46 counties as a matter of fact. Is the Secretary of State, the person who runs elections in South Carolina, a RepubliCon? Oh right. He is. Yeah this doesn't add up. This is too blatant.
Rachel and Olbermann have been covering this tonight on MSNBC, and with good reason. This stinks.
To quote House Whip Jim Clybourn, who is from South Carolina and does not even know who the hell Alvin Greene is: "There's some real shenanigans going on in the Democratic primary here in South Carolina."