S.C. Ballot Lists Democrat Twice

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, May 7, 2013.

  1. pspr


    I'm no fan of Mark Sanford but this is outright cheating by the Democraps.
    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.

    The special election is today. Here's a screen shot of the ballot those South Carolina voters will see today, courtesy of the South Carolina State Election Commission:

    <img src=http://www.weeklystandard.com/sites/all/files/images/sc-1.preview.jpg>

    "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.

  2. JamesL


    And yet Sanford still wins.
  3. pspr


    A late burst of strength. Democraps couldn't even win by cheating.
  4. Lucrum



    (anyone but a democrat)


    Colbert Busch campaign was run at a national level by Pelosi & Co. They pumped well over $1 million into ads attacking Sanford. Colbert Busch also took $$$ from unions. Colbert Busch didn't want to debate with Sanford. Sanford has a flawed character but he is a fiscal conservative. Glad it's over ... the ads on TV were nauseating.
  6. The poor girl had nothing to run on other than being the sister of a comedian and Sanfords moral indiscretions. Too bad for her voters could see that it's more than a little disingenuous for female dems to be critical of a man cheating on his wife, and then drop to their knees when Slick Bill walks into the room.


    She had some issues when she was divorcing .....

  8. pspr


    I read that she also had an arrest record that the local press was failing to report.

    Political advertising should be banned. There should be a weekly paper that politicians can run ads in and make statements along with independent articles about the candidates. That and rallies should be the only way candidates, locally or nationally, can promote themselves.
  9. I don't understand why the democrats made a big effort here. Even if Sanford lost, the district would likely go republican in the next election. If he won, they would have him in congress and the public eye to mock for years to come. Kind of their version of Barney Frank.

    The whole thing is depressing. Sanford had no business running. He should have let some up and comer have the seat. I suppose he may have his eye on Graham's senate seat, but there will be a brutal primary fight over that.