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By FITSNews || First of all, is that a white man wearing that sweater?

Just sayin’ … because it looks like U.S. Poverty Pimp … err, Majority Whip Jim Clyburn needs to launch an investigation into who’s been raiding his sweater closet (which itself appears to be comprised exclusively of items raided from Bill Cosby’s sweater closet).

Instead, though, Clyburn and the S.C. Democratic establishment seem intent on investigating everything under the sun in an effort to make excuses for the racism and laziness of their own voters.

Yep, you read that right.

Racism and laziness among the Democratic electorate led to the election of mystery candidate Alvin Greene last week – nothing more, nothing less.  And while theories abound regarding how Greene wound up on the ballot (and more legitimately, who paid his filing fee), the fact remains that enough black Democrats voted for a “black name” and enough white Democrats voted for the first name they saw on the ballot to hand Greene sixty percent of the vote.

In fact, the more that Democrats protest the results of this election the worse their party looks.

The latest gambit?  State Sen. Phil Leventis attempt to impugn the integrity of the state’s electoral process by calling into question the accuracy of the machines that count the votes.  Vic Rawl – the former state lawmaker who lost to Greene – is echoing these unfounded allegations in an effort to force his name on the November ballot.

“At this point the people of our state do not have the basic confidence that their vote will be counted,” Rawl said in filing a formal election protest on Monday.


They’re blaming the voting machines now?

This is ridiculous.  Even if evidence emerges to prove that Greene is a “plant” – as Rep. Clyburn suggests – that doesn’t mean that Democratic primary voters didn’t fall for the trick en masse.

Reached for comment on Tuesday, S.C. Election Commission director Marci Andino told FITS that said that she “stands behind South Carolina’s voting system.”   We followed up with Andino by asking her if she had uncovered any evidence that would suggest the state’s voting machines – first used in the 2004 election – had malfunctioned in any way.

“No evidence whatsoever,” she responded.

And there you have it.

Clearly, the circumstances surrounding Greene’s entry into the U.S. Senate race deserve to be investigated more fully, but in attacking the credibility of the state’s electoral process, Democrats are treading on dangerous (and completely unsubstantiated) ground.

Bottom line? It’s not the fault of the State Election Commission that Democratic primary voters were either intellectually incurious or motivated by racial considerations when selecting their U.S. Senate nominee.  The blame for those two shortcomings reside exclusively with the people who cast the ballots …