Skip to comments.SC Voter Fraud...where is the national media on this???
Posted on 06/12/2012 9:04:02 AM PDT by 4everontheRight
This is a state and a national disgrace! Both parties are to blame here, both democrats and republicans.
One Rino incumbent hires a couple of guys to challenge new people on the ballet.... people who filed their paperwork as they were told by their part leaders. Only to find out that apparently almost 200 of these folks did not complete the paperwork correctly. So the issue goes before the state supreme court...the court that is appointed by the politicians they protect! The court rules that, from the two laws on the books, the older law takes precedent over the new law!! So now all these challengers to incumbents are thrown off the ballots. Some districts have no one left on the ballot!!! As I asked....where is the MSM media on this one? I have not head a word. Normally I would not be surprised but dems were thrown off the ballot as well! We need help here in SC. Come on Glenn Beck, Rush, etc. We need exposure to this darkness!!
180 challengers in both parties were kicked off the primary ballot in South Carolina. These challengers filed their candidacy with either their county party chair or with their local election office, paid their fees, and filled out all the paperwork that was put in front of them. They additionally filed an online current Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) which in most cases for challengers is a blank form, since they have nothing to declare until they are in office. The State Ethics Commission recently changed their rule, they no longer supply a paper form, and no longer accept anything other than an online submission of that Statement of Economic Interest.
The South Carolina Supreme Court heard a case brought against these challengers which resulted in their removal from the ballot for not following the law. The law requires a paper form of the SEI be filed at the same time and with the same person, BUT ONLY FOR CHALLENGERS. Since the State Ethics Commission changed their rules and do not supply or accept a paper copy, the law and the State Ethics Commission rules are in conflict.
Incumbents are exempt from that requirement to file a paper copy, and are able to rely on the SEI they have on file already.
Incumbents who are late or not in compliance with the filing law have a penalty of a $100 fine, challengers are removed from the ballot.
Incumbents have until April 15 to file their SEI, challengers have to file by March 30.
Incumbents who rely on their most recent submission of SEI are out of compliance with the law themselves, since the law requires a current SEI (which in this case would be a 2012 form) and their SEIs on file are previous year.
Incumbents appoint the SC Supreme Court who made law in this case by creating a penalty for challengers
removal from the ballot
which does not exist for incumbents.
What does dance have to do with this?
No reason to piss and moan about this injustice — issue voter IDs to taxpayers only.
We once complained about taxation without representation but today we have representation without taxation, which is just as unjust.
From what I understand South Carolina has very corrupt leadership in the state legislature—including many Republicans. They do not want competition in primaries and do not hesitate to do whatever it takes to eliminate the competition. I think that Nikki Haley went against this corruption (e.g., “forcing” through legislation to require that votes be public) and many of the “corrupt” have never forgiven her for that.
I wish there was something I could do from out of state to help the good folks of South Carolina start to liberate themselves from this tyranny. Good luck on your petition drives.
If you don't follow established rules, you don't get to play. Maybe the rules are unreasonable and border on unconstitutional - I don't know the details. But I think most Republicans can respect the rule of law and not making them up as you go along, like in Florida in 2000.
The error in your post is that you did not comprehend that these are not “established rules”. This is fraud at a state level and citizens have been denied the right to vote for anyone other than incumbents in this primary. Sounds kind of Soviet, doesn’t it?
I had only one choice on the ballot this morning. One single office of all the offices that were originally being contested, we thought. This was not the kind of free election soldiers have died to protect.
You are mistaken greatly in your assessment of what is happening here today. And the media...are hushed.
“One Rino incumbent hires a couple of guys to challenge new people on the ballet...”
What does dance have to do with this?
If you don’t follow established rules, you don’t get to play. Maybe the rules are unreasonable and border on unconstitutional - I don’t know the details. But I think most Republicans can respect the rule of law and not making them up as you go along, like in Florida in 2000.
No representation without taxation!
My friend, Chad Connolly, who is the SC GOP Chairman, posted a video on YouTube, expressing his frustration and disappointment with this situation. I believe he is continuing to work to try and have all the candidates who thought they correctly filed their paperwork included on the ballot. Should be able to search by his name on the YouTube site.
Better call in Rahm Emmanuel—he knows all about the ballet.