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To: AuH2ORepublican; P-Marlowe; DJ MacWoW; Longbow1969
Although you are correct about the runoff, it bears noticing that in the runoff, it appears that far fewer voted than in the special, and that Sanford himself received far fewer votes than he did previously.

This sounds like serious dissatisfaction, and maybe even a huge voter discouragement campaign, if someone were to ask me.

So, in reality, it can be argued that Sanford did NOT get anywhere 60% of the vote, given that in the previous election 19,000 was only 36% of the vote. That suggests that 11,000 is closer to 30% of the vote.

Can you spell trouble in River City...?

I would also say that someone very carefully split that special election vote into a fragmented mess. Intentional? My vote would be "yes".

2013 Republican Primary Runoff - South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Special Election[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mark Sanford 11,387 60.76 N/A
Republican Curtis Bostic 7,355 39.24 N/A

2013 Republican Primary - South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Special Election[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mark Sanford 19,854 36.91% N/A
Republican Curtis Bostic 7,168 13.33% N/A
Republican Larry Grooms 6,673 12.40% N/A
Republican Teddy Turner 4,252 7.90% N/A
Republican Andy Patrick 3,783 7.03% N/A
Republican John Kuhn 3,479 6.47% N/A
Republican Chip Limehouse 3,279 6.10% N/A
Republican Ray Nash 2,508 4.66% N/A
Republican Peter McCoy 867 1.61% N/A
Republican Elizabeth Moffly 530 0.99% N/A
Republican Tim Larkin 393 0.73% N/A
Republican Jonathan Hoffman 360 0.67% N/A
Republican Jeff King 211 0.39% N/A
Republican Keith Blandford 195 0.36% N/A
Republican Shawn Pinkston 154 0.29% N/A
Republican Ric Bryant 87 0.16% N/A

36 posted on 04/03/2013 12:19:02 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Yeah, the powers of the SC GOP set us up, again. Can we know the names of his handlers and donors? Who is Sanford going to owe going into his seat in congress? Hope breitbart finds that out.

42 posted on 04/03/2013 12:43:43 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: xzins; P-Marlowe; DJ MacWoW; Longbow1969

xzins, you posted the district-wide results for the first round, but the run-off results you posted are only for the Charleston County portion of the district, which portion Sanford indeed won with over 60% but with “only” 11,387 votes in favor:

In the entire SC-01 (which also includes precincts in four other counties), Sanford won the run-off with 56.6%, with over 26,000 votes cast in his favor.

So while there was a drop-off in the total turnout from the first round to the run-off—as is typical of run-offs, particularly when 14 candidates were eliminated after the first round—it wasn’t anywhere close to what you believed.

As for the fact that 16 candidates ran in the first round, that was only because 15 candidates believed they could finish in the top-two and have a chance of beating Sanford in the run-off. Believe me, they weren’t Sanford patsies; and even had they been Sanford patsies, Sanford faced only one candidate in the run-off, and beat him one-on-one with 56.6%.

46 posted on 04/03/2013 2:00:38 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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