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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Is This Fair? Dem Candidate Listed Twice on Ballot in SC Special Congressional Election

Here's a screen shot of the ballot South Carolina voters saw today, via the South Carolina State Election Commission
Democrats were calling Florida's ballots confusing back in 2000, but at least George W. Bush wasn't listed twice.

The Weekly Standard reports:

'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.'