Skip to comments.Dem Candidate Listed Twice on Ballot in South Carolina Special Election
Posted on 05/07/2013 7:33:12 AM PDT by Resettozero
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the Democratic nominee for the South Carolina First Congressional District special election, is listed twice on today's ballot. Colbert-Busch is also the nominee of the Working Families party.
"She's been nominated by both parties. There's no prohibition in South Carolina against that," explains Chris Whitmire, director of public information and training at the South Carolina State Election Commission.
All votes for Colbert-Busch "go to Colbert-Busch," regardless of whether the voter selects the Democratic Busch or the Working Families Busch. But tonight, when the votes are counted, Busch's votes will be separated by party, even if it's the cumulative vote count that matters.
Colbert-Busch is running against Eugene Platt of the Green party and Mark Sanford of the Republican party.
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. . . as if those of us who do not belong to d@mn unions do not work. At least that's the way the label works in New York.
Nevermind; just saw that Drudge took my suggestion and posted it.
SCGOPe hatred for Mark Sanford and Nikki Haley runs deep deep deep in Columbia.
It seems reasonable that she’s listed twice since so many democrats vote twice. Maybe they should list a dead candidate so that dead democrats could vote for one of their own.
To have the same person be the nominee of sevaral political parties is nothing new.
I think we need to watch this election closely. It will be a good indicator of what we will be dealing with in 2014. New ways to commit more fraud, with Holders help.
The Working Families Party is a communist party isn’t it? Hillary ran on it.
My understanding is that it happens in New York (state) all the time. A candidate might be on the Republican Party and Conservative Party lines simultaneously.
“Working Families”? What happened to Child Labor Laws?
She is running on the communist party line where it says “Democrat”.
Sanford will win by at least TEN points. Exit polls will show that LIVs ( a.k.a. Democrats) were psychologically incapable of voting for a Busch.
This happens a lot on the New York ballots where candidates can be listed for each party endorsement (i.e, Conservative, Republican, Right to Life, Democrat, Working Families, etc.)
That is how it works in NY State.
I’m assuming that if a person votes for Colbert-Busch twice (i.e., an “overvote” - once on both lines of the ballot) that it will NOT count as two votes for her. I WOULD NOT bet the farm on her not getting credit for two votes in the final tally.
I’m assuming that if a person votes for Colbert-Busch twice (on the same ballot) that the ballot will not be treated as a “spoilt” vote and thus will not be considered illegal and will thus count as at least a single vote for Colbert-Busch. I MIGHT be willing to bet the farm on this ballot being counted and not thrown out since the voter’s intent seems clear.
Right, and it’s also used to get a new or third party more clout, regarding election laws, etc.
This is pretty common. In fact, the Dem Governor of CT won because of the 26,000 votes he received on the Working Family Party Line. He only won the election by a total of 6400 votes. We need to learn to play the election game better.
does she get to add the votes from both ?
Wouldn't it be more accurate to name them the "Loafing On Welfare" Party?
Is there anybody on the ground in Charleston who can start a live thread on the election?
“does she get to add the votes from both ?”
Yes, that’s how it’s usually done. Because people are voting for the same person, they just choose to support a different party and its views/platform, etc.
Whatz ‘at, ‘tween her eyes? Marka deBeest?
Media silent on arrest record of Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch
This is hilarious!
The rat party’s base of moochers, most of whom can’t read or simply are not too bright, now get to split the Colbert vote between two parties.
You can watch her defend her criminal record at the link over and over and over again. The Lady Doth Protest too Much.
Cluster flop coming - how many LIV will mark BOTH entries, thus creating a spoiled ballot?
Electronic voting. Cannot do.
It’s so a family of prostitutes will know who to vote for.
Not so. Charleston is so moral they no longer allow whores there or something.
There may be more closet communists in SC than anyone thought.
Absolutely. But you can easily recognize many of them by the brightly-colored carpetbags they carry with them everywhere. Some wear NY baseball caps.
She not on the Communist Party ticket??
Nah; those creatures are still in-the-closet (or classroom) in SC, waiting for most of us to die off.
I like to think that the number of people who might vote for a candidate listed twice, but not if they were listed once would be negligible, but in the days of Idiocracy, we can't guarantee that.
I don’t recall saying I’m from South Carolina, or desirous of being confused for being from SC. I’m just writing about SC. And I certainly understand that Sanford is not held in high regard by any conservative. But I also assume we want to hold the seat. Primary him next time and win.
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The rat partys base of moochers, most of whom cant read or simply are not too bright, now get to split the Colbert vote between two parties.
They may split but she gets the final cumulative total which I hope doesn’t make her the winner.
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All votes for Colbert-Busch “go to Colbert-Busch,” regardless of whether the voter selects the Democratic Busch or the Working Families Busch. But tonight, when the votes are counted, Busch’s votes will be separated by party, even if it’s the cumulative vote count that matters.
I live in a Republican part of Aztlan. Pity me, please, I will be begging for admission to SC or to a state like it in a few years, after the great secession. I hope your immigration standards allow a few outsiders in when that day comes. Texas is too hot.
I am fully aware that Sanford won the primary for this seat. As I recall, there were several opponents that split the vote, making it easier for Sanford to overcome his baggage. I am suggesting that it be done again next time, only next time, let's get rid of him. If he has a strong GOPe constituency that continues to help him, that would help explain how he could overcome his past. I am not as up on SC politics as you, so thanks for that information. If his record is GOPe over the next 18 months, then it will make it even easier to primary him. Better get a good candidate to oppose him, though. Hard to overcome a well-known name. Of course, if he loses today, it is all moot.
I haven't been a Republican for a long time, just a conservative. Welcome to the non-party. When I use the word "we" I am referring to conservatives such as you and I. I would still prefer to keep the seat in Republican hands rather than give an inroad to a Dem in a conservative state. Indiana and Missouri have done enough of that lately, we don't need another one. And please, whatever you do, concentrate your efforts on getting rid of Miss Lindsey, if you could.
Wish I could help on that, but I caint.
Just voted for Sanford and witnessed a strange event. A woman came in who was blind and needed help walking in to vote and finding the voting machine. Her helper told the pollworker her friend was legally blind. The blind lady proceeded with much help to walk across the large, auditorium (middle school) room to vote. She required much help to find her way. She left slowly, again with much help. When she exited the auditorium, she let out a real war whoop, "I voted!". She and her helper proceeded to make it to the car at twice the speed she was making inside. She again had help, but she was moving quite noticeably faster with much less help.
Don't know what to make of it, but strange indeed.
BTW, very low voter turn out. I am very concerned this conservative district might elect Pelosi's candidate.
That is disturbing about the blind person. Slow inside, fast outside. I just wonder if she came back later as a sighted person. Strange.
Keeping my fingers crossed that Pelosis buddy loses.