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Group Pushes For Delay in South Carolina's Primary Runoff
National Review ^ | 2/18/2014 | Jim Garaghty

Posted on 02/18/2014 9:12:13 AM PST by House Atreides

"...Currently, South Carolina holds its primary election June 10. If no candidate reaches 50 percent, there is a runoff, currently scheduled for June 24. The group filed with the U.S. Department of Justice, contending that the existing system violates the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, passed in 2009, which “requires states to transmit validly-requested absentee ballots to service members no later than 45 days before a federal election,..."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: lindseygraham; primaryrunoff; southcarolina
Expect Little Lindsey Graham's folks to fight this. Little Lindsey will screw the military members' rights if it benefits him.
1 posted on 02/18/2014 9:12:13 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

Now the @$#@% REPUBLICANS ARE PULLING THIS CRAP????!!!!


2 posted on 02/18/2014 9:21:19 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: House Atreides

I didn’t even realize that gramnesty/gramnasty was running!

please defeat that pos!


3 posted on 02/18/2014 9:29:34 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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Actually Graham's folks may be the ones filing the suit. Delay or eliminate any possibility of a run off election to secure his nomination. The establishment GOP party in SC is not beyond any level of dirty tricks, including throwing otherwise qualified candidates of off the primary ballot as they did in 2012.
4 posted on 02/18/2014 9:44:59 AM PST by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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To: Mr. K
Now the @$#@% REPUBLICANS ARE PULLING THIS CRAP????!!!!

Not Republicans. Lindsey Graham.

5 posted on 02/18/2014 9:48:17 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Mr. K

Now the @$#@% REPUBLICANS ARE PULLING THIS CRAP????!!!!
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It’s the “Grahamnesty” GOPe Republicans who have scheduled the runoff so close to the primary. Folks who want to DEFEAT GRAHAM are the ones who want more time comply with the election law allowing time for South Carolina military members to receive and return their runoff ballot (plus, of course, to allow for more conservative fundraising and time for conservatives to coalesce around the remaining challenger).

I would not be surprised to see the GOPe fight to retain this violation of our military members lawful rights.


6 posted on 02/18/2014 10:25:27 AM PST by House Atreides
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