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Dem Candidate Listed Twice on Ballot in South Carolina Special Election
weeklystandard.com ^ | 9:47 AM, MAY 7, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 05/07/2013 7:33:12 AM PDT by Resettozero

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the Democratic nominee for the South Carolina First Congressional District special election, is listed twice on today's ballot. Colbert-Busch is also the nominee of the Working Families party.

"She's been nominated by both parties. There's no prohibition in South Carolina against that," explains Chris Whitmire, director of public information and training at the South Carolina State Election Commission.

All votes for Colbert-Busch "go to Colbert-Busch," regardless of whether the voter selects the Democratic Busch or the Working Families Busch. But tonight, when the votes are counted, Busch's votes will be separated by party, even if it's the cumulative vote count that matters.

Colbert-Busch is running against Eugene Platt of the Green party and Mark Sanford of the Republican party.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: cheating; colbertbusch; elizabethbusch; fraud; marksanford; riggedelection; sanford; sc2013; southcarolina; stephencolbert
Here's another way to vote for a liberal without voting for a Democrat.
1 posted on 05/07/2013 7:33:12 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero
WORKING Families = UNION Families . . .

. . . as if those of us who do not belong to d@mn unions do not work. At least that's the way the label works in New York.

2 posted on 05/07/2013 7:37:59 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Resettozero

Nevermind; just saw that Drudge took my suggestion and posted it.


3 posted on 05/07/2013 7:38:10 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Vigilanteman

SCGOPe hatred for Mark Sanford and Nikki Haley runs deep deep deep in Columbia.


4 posted on 05/07/2013 7:41:17 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

It seems reasonable that she’s listed twice since so many democrats vote twice. Maybe they should list a dead candidate so that dead democrats could vote for one of their own.


5 posted on 05/07/2013 7:42:35 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: Resettozero

To have the same person be the nominee of sevaral political parties is nothing new.


6 posted on 05/07/2013 7:44:07 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Resettozero

I think we need to watch this election closely. It will be a good indicator of what we will be dealing with in 2014. New ways to commit more fraud, with Holders help.


7 posted on 05/07/2013 7:45:48 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Resettozero

The Working Families Party is a communist party isn’t it? Hillary ran on it.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 7:46:01 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
It seems reasonable that she’s listed twice since so many democrats vote twice. Maybe they should list a dead candidate so that dead democrats could vote for one of their own.

Just as they have for at least a century in North C'lina and Joisey.

(BTW: Exceptionally nice suit!)
9 posted on 05/07/2013 7:47:11 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: cotton1706
To have the same person be the nominee of sevaral political parties is nothing new.

My understanding is that it happens in New York (state) all the time. A candidate might be on the Republican Party and Conservative Party lines simultaneously.

10 posted on 05/07/2013 7:47:38 AM PDT by kevkrom
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To: freekitty

“Working Families”? What happened to Child Labor Laws?


11 posted on 05/07/2013 7:48:01 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: freekitty

She is running on the communist party line where it says “Democrat”.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 7:49:05 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Resettozero; All

Sanford will win by at least TEN points. Exit polls will show that LIVs ( a.k.a. Democrats) were psychologically incapable of voting for a Busch.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 7:53:03 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: ken5050
Exit polls will show that LIVs ( a.k.a. Democrats) were psychologically incapable of voting for a Busch.

Low-information voters. Took me awhile to figure it out. You youngsters are so hip and groovy.
14 posted on 05/07/2013 7:58:26 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

This happens a lot on the New York ballots where candidates can be listed for each party endorsement (i.e, Conservative, Republican, Right to Life, Democrat, Working Families, etc.)


15 posted on 05/07/2013 7:59:27 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: kevkrom

That is how it works in NY State.


16 posted on 05/07/2013 7:59:34 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Resettozero

I’m assuming that if a person votes for Colbert-Busch twice (i.e., an “overvote” - once on both lines of the ballot) that it will NOT count as two votes for her. I WOULD NOT bet the farm on her not getting credit for two votes in the final tally.

I’m assuming that if a person votes for Colbert-Busch twice (on the same ballot) that the ballot will not be treated as a “spoilt” vote and thus will not be considered illegal and will thus count as at least a single vote for Colbert-Busch. I MIGHT be willing to bet the farm on this ballot being counted and not thrown out since the voter’s intent seems clear.


17 posted on 05/07/2013 8:00:10 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: kevkrom

Right, and it’s also used to get a new or third party more clout, regarding election laws, etc.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 8:02:36 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Resettozero

This is pretty common. In fact, the Dem Governor of CT won because of the 26,000 votes he received on the Working Family Party Line. He only won the election by a total of 6400 votes. We need to learn to play the election game better.


19 posted on 05/07/2013 8:05:08 AM PDT by CTGOPPER (Conservative in Connecticut. Really.)
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To: cotton1706

does she get to add the votes from both ?


20 posted on 05/07/2013 8:06:15 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Resettozero
The "Working Families" Party?

Wouldn't it be more accurate to name them the "Loafing On Welfare" Party?

21 posted on 05/07/2013 8:06:20 AM PDT by Gritty (Our masters in Washington are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants-Jeff Cooper)
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To: Resettozero

Is there anybody on the ground in Charleston who can start a live thread on the election?


22 posted on 05/07/2013 8:06:40 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Resettozero
 photo ELIZABETH-COLBERT-BUSCH-mugshot-28422886400x800_zps6f1d4cf0.jpg Via mugshots.com
23 posted on 05/07/2013 8:07:42 AM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: molson209

“does she get to add the votes from both ?”

Yes, that’s how it’s usually done. Because people are voting for the same person, they just choose to support a different party and its views/platform, etc.


24 posted on 05/07/2013 8:08:44 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: RetSignman

Whatz ‘at, ‘tween her eyes? Marka deBeest?


25 posted on 05/07/2013 8:11:14 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: clintonh8r
Is there anybody on the ground in Charleston who can start a live thread on the election?

Probably they are out working the precincts today. I cannot vote in that district and will await results tomorrow or whenever. Not much else to do.
26 posted on 05/07/2013 8:15:19 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero
For those who doubt who she is in bed with:  photo 29358_640678979290929_150379079_n_zps332c27ff.jpg " America, this is our moment. This is our time. Our time to turn the page on the policies of the past. Our time to bring new energy and new ideas to the challenges we face. Our time to offer a new direction for the country we love." (Barack Obama).
27 posted on 05/07/2013 8:17:58 AM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: Resettozero

Media silent on arrest record of Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch
http://www.examiner.com/article/media-silent-on-arrest-record-of-democrat-elizabeth-colbert-busch


28 posted on 05/07/2013 8:26:06 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Resettozero

This is hilarious!
The rat party’s base of moochers, most of whom can’t read or simply are not too bright, now get to split the Colbert vote between two parties.


29 posted on 05/07/2013 8:30:40 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ken5050

That’s funny!


30 posted on 05/07/2013 8:43:08 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Resettozero

http://www.943wsc.com/pages/personality_KellyGolden.html?article=11262668
You can watch her defend her criminal record at the link over and over and over again. The Lady Doth Protest too Much.


31 posted on 05/07/2013 8:45:30 AM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: Resettozero

Cluster flop coming - how many LIV will mark BOTH entries, thus creating a spoiled ballot?


32 posted on 05/07/2013 8:46:48 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: NonValueAdded

Electronic voting. Cannot do.


33 posted on 05/07/2013 8:51:08 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

It’s so a family of prostitutes will know who to vote for.


34 posted on 05/07/2013 8:57:36 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Not so. Charleston is so moral they no longer allow whores there or something.


35 posted on 05/07/2013 9:01:34 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

There may be more closet communists in SC than anyone thought.


36 posted on 05/07/2013 9:15:38 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Theodore R.

Absolutely. But you can easily recognize many of them by the brightly-colored carpetbags they carry with them everywhere. Some wear NY baseball caps.


37 posted on 05/07/2013 9:22:29 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

She not on the Communist Party ticket??


38 posted on 05/07/2013 9:22:44 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Nah; those creatures are still in-the-closet (or classroom) in SC, waiting for most of us to die off.


39 posted on 05/07/2013 9:26:46 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero
This would have been known ahead of time, right? If they think it helps to be listed twice, then why wouldn't Sanford, or any Republican in SC, get the endorsement of some other phony third party, or form one themselves? They could call it the Pro American Party, or the Freedom and Liberty Party, or some such, and knuckleheads in the booth who don't want to vote Republican might see that and vote for it.

I like to think that the number of people who might vote for a candidate listed twice, but not if they were listed once would be negligible, but in the days of Idiocracy, we can't guarantee that.

40 posted on 05/07/2013 9:59:32 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Defiant
...we can't guarantee that.

Sanford doesn't presently hold the conservative support of a Gowdy, a Duncan, a Tim Scott, etc.

And, where I come from, it's either cannot or cain't. Just sayin'.
41 posted on 05/07/2013 10:08:31 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

I don’t recall saying I’m from South Carolina, or desirous of being confused for being from SC. I’m just writing about SC. And I certainly understand that Sanford is not held in high regard by any conservative. But I also assume we want to hold the seat. Primary him next time and win.


42 posted on 05/07/2013 10:36:21 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Defiant
I don’t recall saying I’m from South Carolina, or desirous of being confused for being from SC. I’m just writing about SC. And I certainly understand that Sanford is not held in high regard by any conservative. But I also assume we want to hold the seat. Primary him next time and win.

Well, you sure took a neighborly remark and cleaned my clock with it. Your About page doesn't say where you're living but I knew that when I replied. Wherever it is, I'm sure some others besides you there feel superior to the FReeper conservatives in SC. It's a feeling people tend to cultivate when they're in the midst of others with superior minds. So, where do you hail from?

The part about Sanford not being held in high regard by any S.C. conservatives: You must be only reading the reports in the usual broadcast and print media; your conclusion is incorrect.

By "we want to hold the seat", are you referring to the SCGOPe? Or the National version? I don’t recall saying I’m a Republican. And I'm sure you probably realize by now that you were mistaken: Sanford DID run in a primary and a run-off primary in S.C. District 1, in which I do not happen to live at this time.
43 posted on 05/07/2013 11:08:56 AM PDT by Resettozero
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44 posted on 05/07/2013 11:20:17 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Lancey Howard

The rat party’s base of moochers, most of whom can’t read or simply are not too bright, now get to split the Colbert vote between two parties.

************

They may split but she gets the final cumulative total which I hope doesn’t make her the winner.

snip from the article.
All votes for Colbert-Busch “go to Colbert-Busch,” regardless of whether the voter selects the Democratic Busch or the Working Families Busch. But tonight, when the votes are counted, Busch’s votes will be separated by party, even if it’s the cumulative vote count that matters.


45 posted on 05/07/2013 11:27:54 AM PDT by deport
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To: Resettozero
Sorry, I don't think I cleaned your clock or was trying to act superior. Nor was that my intention. I was just responding to your linguistic remark with a light hearted jab showing fake offense about speaking like a SC native. If you thought it was unfriendly, then there was a failure in my ability to communicate. Having re-read it, however, I don't feel like I came off as going after you.

I live in a Republican part of Aztlan. Pity me, please, I will be begging for admission to SC or to a state like it in a few years, after the great secession. I hope your immigration standards allow a few outsiders in when that day comes. Texas is too hot.

I am fully aware that Sanford won the primary for this seat. As I recall, there were several opponents that split the vote, making it easier for Sanford to overcome his baggage. I am suggesting that it be done again next time, only next time, let's get rid of him. If he has a strong GOPe constituency that continues to help him, that would help explain how he could overcome his past. I am not as up on SC politics as you, so thanks for that information. If his record is GOPe over the next 18 months, then it will make it even easier to primary him. Better get a good candidate to oppose him, though. Hard to overcome a well-known name. Of course, if he loses today, it is all moot.

I haven't been a Republican for a long time, just a conservative. Welcome to the non-party. When I use the word "we" I am referring to conservatives such as you and I. I would still prefer to keep the seat in Republican hands rather than give an inroad to a Dem in a conservative state. Indiana and Missouri have done enough of that lately, we don't need another one. And please, whatever you do, concentrate your efforts on getting rid of Miss Lindsey, if you could.

Wish I could help on that, but I caint.

46 posted on 05/07/2013 11:39:51 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: mardi59
I think we need to watch this election closely. It will be a good indicator of what we will be dealing with in 2014. New ways to commit more fraud, with Holders help.

Just voted for Sanford and witnessed a strange event. A woman came in who was blind and needed help walking in to vote and finding the voting machine. Her helper told the pollworker her friend was legally blind. The blind lady proceeded with much help to walk across the large, auditorium (middle school) room to vote. She required much help to find her way. She left slowly, again with much help. When she exited the auditorium, she let out a real war whoop, "I voted!". She and her helper proceeded to make it to the car at twice the speed she was making inside. She again had help, but she was moving quite noticeably faster with much less help.

Don't know what to make of it, but strange indeed.

BTW, very low voter turn out. I am very concerned this conservative district might elect Pelosi's candidate.

47 posted on 05/07/2013 11:42:58 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Defiant
Wish I could help on that, but I cain't.

Now THAT makes me smile! Thanks.
48 posted on 05/07/2013 11:47:10 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: The_Media_never_lie

That is disturbing about the blind person. Slow inside, fast outside. I just wonder if she came back later as a sighted person. Strange.

Keeping my fingers crossed that Pelosis buddy loses.


49 posted on 05/07/2013 12:39:47 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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