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Justice Department to monitor South Carolina congressional election
Reuters ^ | 6 May 2013 | Ian Simpson and Harriet McLeod

Posted on 05/06/2013 3:20:47 PM PDT by mandaladon

(Reuters) - The Justice Department will monitor voting in Charleston County, South Carolina, in Tuesday's special election to fill a House of Representatives seat, the department said on Monday.

Former South Carolina Republican Governor Mark Sanford is facing Democratic newcomer Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of television political satirist Stephen Colbert, in the First District House race.

The Justice Department said in a statement it was monitoring the election under provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The law bars election discrimination on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group.

The department did not give a reason for the monitoring. Tuesday's vote will take place under South Carolina's new law mandating photo identification for voters, and Justice Department monitors observed primary elections.

The First District seat became vacant when Representative Tim Scott was appointed by Governor Nikki Haley to replace Senator Jim DeMint. He had resigned to head the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: elections; ericthered; sc
Something seems a little odd here.
1 posted on 05/06/2013 3:20:47 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Make sure Colbert’s sister wins.


2 posted on 05/06/2013 3:23:47 PM PDT by Argus
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To: mandaladon

3 posted on 05/06/2013 3:28:51 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: mandaladon
Newly hired DOJ election monitor.


4 posted on 05/06/2013 3:31:32 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: mandaladon
Justice Department              



             

5 posted on 05/06/2013 3:32:01 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: mandaladon

6 posted on 05/06/2013 3:35:05 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: mandaladon

Why, exactly? I don’t think either one of them is black or Muslim, so what is the interest of the DOJ in this?

That said, I’m disgusted with SC voters for letting sleazy Sanford (who will lose) get the nomination. The guy just abandoned his state to go off and play with his mistress in Argentina, and now all is forgiven? Gimme a break.

My daughter, who lives in SC, told me that the other candidates were very marginal, so they may have some excuse. But I think he was probably the choice of the GOP-e, since he no doubt has money, is very liberal and thus is their kind of guy.


7 posted on 05/06/2013 3:35:35 PM PDT by livius
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To: mandaladon

8 posted on 05/06/2013 3:36:16 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Argus

Right. No reason to monitor other than to ensure the fix is in for the democrat.


9 posted on 05/06/2013 3:36:27 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: mandaladon

How about scanning thumb prints to make sure everyone’s vote counts as a whole vote not a diminished vote due to the inner city multi-voters?


10 posted on 05/06/2013 3:39:01 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: Argus

They probably want to make sure Sanford wins, since that helps the Dem more.


11 posted on 05/06/2013 3:45:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: mandaladon
South Carolina's new law mandating photo identification for voters

That should be required in every American election, with some sort of similar diligence (fingerprints, perhaps) in absentee ballotting.

Come to think of it, our computer age technology can handle 100% election fingerprint checking without disclosing how people vote.

12 posted on 05/06/2013 3:45:37 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Argus

Rolling, rolling, rolling, keep them voter fraud buses rolling.......


13 posted on 05/06/2013 3:47:05 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: nickcarraway

It is GOP vs Dem. Not a primary.


14 posted on 05/06/2013 3:51:22 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ping!


15 posted on 05/06/2013 4:04:57 PM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: mandaladon

Fraud, and multi-voting by the parasitic tribabal masses is going to be PROTECTED, but YOUR Taxdollars. Poll Watchers will be escorted out, locked out, or intimidated, to assure a Dem win, no matter what the actual vote is. The Presidential Election of 2008, and 2012, BOTH were the most-corrupt in History.


16 posted on 05/06/2013 5:14:22 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: mandaladon

Holder bringin’ his Black Pampers with him?


17 posted on 05/06/2013 5:21:31 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: mandaladon

Mark Sanford had better do what Chris Christie did-—have lawyers waiting in the wings IMMEDIATELY.


18 posted on 05/06/2013 5:22:34 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: mandaladon

And the winner is...Alvin Greene!


19 posted on 05/06/2013 9:00:50 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: mandaladon; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
Our first election requiring photo ID. This is significant.

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20 posted on 05/07/2013 4:53:31 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: mandaladon

uh-oh


21 posted on 05/07/2013 4:56:05 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: usconservative

Intimidation by black tyrants is the reason for the action.

Vindictive control is the watchword of the Whitehouse


22 posted on 05/07/2013 4:57:28 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: mandaladon

Because it’s South Carolina, and dem crackers is rayciss.

Most of the South still can’t even sneeze within 50 feet of a poll without getting Justice Department approval thanks to the Voting Rights Act, and that keeps getting indefinitely extended by Congress. I guess the racism still hasn’t shifted far enough in favor of black people yet, and the Feds won’t get their boot off the South’s neck until it does.

}:-)4


23 posted on 05/07/2013 5:04:40 AM PDT by Moose4 (SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.)
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To: mandaladon

Today, in Cleveland Ohio, something was “wrong”, for a white girl to run into a black man’s arms. Yet the south is raysiss enough to need this. Yankee/Union sanctimony never dies. If you live in a nation, you won the Wah. If you live in a state, with a limited federal government, you lost.


24 posted on 05/07/2013 5:19:39 PM PDT by H.Akston (It's all about property rights.)
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