Skip to comments.James Clyburn Claims 'Hacking' Behind Alvin Greene's Surprise Win in S.C. Senate Race
Posted on 06/15/2010 9:24:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Hackers must be behind Senate candidate Alvin Greene's victory in the South Carolina Democratic primary last week, Rep. James Clyburn claimed in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday.
Trying to account for how a candidate who had no money and no campaign infrastructure was able to pull out a victory over a well-funded local lawmaker in a statewide race, the powerful South Carolina Democrat said the touch-screen voting machines used by the state are notoriously unreliable. Without citing evidence, Clyburn said the voting machines could have been compromised.
"I believe there was some hacking done into that computer," Clyburn told Fox News, suggesting that somebody at the state could have deliberately bought those machines so that the system would be vulnerable. South Carolina uses a machine called the iVotronic.
"Maybe somebody wanted the machines that were easily hacked into ... We had no business with those machines in South Carolina," he said.
The State Election Commission rejected that theory on Tuesday. Chris Whitmire, spokesman for the commission, said the department has not detected even a hint of fraud or hacking in Tuesday's election and dismissed the charge that the system is not dependable.
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Clyburn has descended into Looneyville.
Does anyone take anything Clyburn says seriously ?
Clyburn can’t bring himself to admit that the Dem’ voters are idiots.
I would have guessed hacking and coughing, but whatever...
Someone call the waaaaaaaambulance.
13% of the US population - 28% in South Carolina.
Could Clyburn be using the strategy the DNC is planning to use in the Fall when Dems lose races to Republicans?
Prove it, James.
Is there a TV upstairs? I like to watch.
>> Hackers must be behind Senate candidate Alvin Greene’s victory in the South Carolina Democratic primary last week,
Maybe Greene’s primary win was a protest vote. Or maybe it was simply Bush’s fault.
So the media will start calling him a “funny name” like “birfer” and use it 24-7, right? Right?
CNN, Washington Post, where arrrrre you?
The ruling class will never allow a threat to their power.
“I believe there was some hacking done into that computer,”
Well, apparently he know the correct terminology, (”hacking done into”) ... so he should be taken seriously.
if this is true, where was he when the decision was made to use these machines in the first place?
Clyburn is obviously racist. How else do you explain his questioning of the electoral victory of a black man?
It sounds like a moveon operation to me.
I wonder if he ever considered maybe people meant to vote for Greene?
Unlikely 13% of the US population know who Clyburn IS. And just as well.
We have Algore and FL 2000 to thank for that.
The winner may be a black man, but he isn’t The Democrat Party’s “black man”.
Are we sure this is not another one of those “crises that cannot go to waste”? Is this a setup of for some kind of Democrat “fix” to the election process? I don’t put anything past this regime.
I’m sure it had nothing to do with the Dem voters in South Carolina being morons, right?
It is not possible the people of OH thought Kerry was a pompous doofus.
Even *IF* he’s right, how can they possibly explain all the other illegitimate, incompetent, and outright lunatic democrats who have won elections? Damn near the entire party fits in this category.
I’m confused. I thought we were racist if we DIDN”T vote for the black guy????/
.......now WE are cheating if THEY win?????
Well, I don’t know how it happened, but I am amused. Damned amused!!
I've been studying this and I'm convinced pixies did it. There may have been some use of magic powder too, but I'm not prepared to make a definitive statement on that... yet.
Seems to me the most likely answer is an “anybody but Clyburn” vote. Given Clyburn’s performance since the primary, this idea gains value.
Or maybe the voters thought they were voting for Al Green, and they were going to get free concerts!
He would be more believable to me if he said that the Body Snatchers had come to SC and voted.
I wouldn't be so quick to assume Clyburn is off base.
Hugo Chavez has been rigging elections here since 2006:
We have a winner! Callers, you can stop dialing!
Those chaps must be channeling some obscure, post Civil War Klansman.
In a fair and just world Clyburn would be a men’s lavatory attendant rather than a congressman.
To Rep. Clyburn-what about Obama’s victory don’t you understand? The only difference between Greene and Obama is a teleprompter.
This commie offers no proof. Just wishful conjecture on his part.
They never stop making things up.
I dont see what the mystery is. The RAT primary vote in SC is about half black. It’s well within reason that black voters were more likely to come out for the primary with a black candidate on the ballot, isnt it? That’s what happened in 2008.
I suspect Clyburn is looking for a villain where there is none, just typical voting behavior.
Obviously they use DeBold voting machines /s
Sounds like the voter fraud was 5 months early by some ACORN operatives.
maybe this was a GOP ploy, open primaries, republicans vote for an idiot, hell the dems did the same to the republicans wasn’t it SC that decided that Mcstain would be our candidate?
Because there is none. Blaming technology which he hasn't the intellect to understand is preferable, I guess, to the truth. The people who vote in democrat primaries (aka "Democrats") are astoundingly stupid. That being said, and entirely by accident, they did nominate (or so I've read) an Army vet with a BA in Political Science. With those credentials it's clear they accidentally nominated the most qualified person on their ballot.
Folks, if you really looked at Greene’s background he looks like a decent candidate. He isn’t one of those uneducated bum one picks up on the street and then suddenly placed in the ballot.
Greene holds a degree in Political Science from the Unviersity of South Carolina and stands as a decorated United States veteran who served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force before receiving an involuntary honorable discharge in 2009. He has received the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal
He is currently unemployed and lives with and cares for his father in Manning, roughly halfway between Columbia and Charleston. OK, he’s unemployed, but heck -— so are 17% of Amerucan out there. And it’s not like he isn’t out there looking for a job.
He won this primary fair and square and RACIST ( that’s right, I said it ) Democrats are trying to look down on him.
I say, let him run and let’s listen to his policy ideas to see if he’s worth electing. That’s the American way.