Skip to comments.SC: Greene's Primary Opponent Calls for Investigation of Election Results
Posted on 06/13/2010 9:50:27 AM PDT by upchuck
Vic Rawl, who was the presumptive Democratic nominee in South Carolina's U.S. Senate race until his upset loss this week to unemployed military veteran Alvin Greene, is now calling for an investigation into the results.
Rawl, a four-term former lawmaker who was heavily favored to win Tuesday, has accepted the help of a couple of mathematics professors who found some possible anomalies in voting patterns, including Rawl's superior performance among absentee voters compared with Election Day voters. Another expert examined voting machines used in the primary to check for malfunctions or tampering.
"These findings concern the campaign, and should concern all of South Carolina," Rawl said in a press release issued late Friday. "We do not know that anything was done by anyone to tamper with Tuesday's election, or whether there may have been innocuous machine malfunctions, and we are promoting no theories about either possibility."
"However, we do feel that further investigation is warranted," he said.
Greene did not return messages left for him at his home.
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There’s the problem with this being a SEIU/ACORN plant.
The racist blacks just voted for the brother with the matching skin tone, just as they always do. End of story.
It wouldn't of matter if they had known about his criminal history... in fact he might have won by larger margins if they had known. The black community only cares about the color of peoples skin.
I wonder what position Greene had on the ballot. Could be he was above Rawl, giving him an advantage over Rawl among those who didn’t recognize either name.
Yes, the black vote could have gone to Greene because he was black himself, but how did the voters know that if Greene didn’t do any campaigning?
Another possibility is that the vote had nothing to do about Greene at all, but rather was a voter rejection of Vic Rawl. Greene just happened to be someone who collected this protest vote. I don’t know anything about the SC political scene, can someone who is more familiar with it explore this hypothesis?
What happened to “he won get over it”? I dare Al Green to show the world his long form birth certificate showing he is over 30 years old and an American Citizen thus eligible unlike Obie.
The ballot is alphabetical, and Greene was first.
Ballots are in alphabetical order.
Greene was first on the ballot. Being first has long been known to provide a big edge. It probably doesn't hurt that Alvin Greene's name is very similar to that of soul-singer-turned-pastor Al Green.
Name recognition + first on ballot = big win
I think his being black helped too...second most black state after Mississip
but the GOP did get caught at this 20 years ago there
but there was no need to do that this time
that seat is DeMints for as long as he wants it
I don’t worry about being called a racist anymore. That word has been so overused it no longer has any meaning for me.