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By FITSNews || The name of Elizabeth Moffly – a candidate for S.C. Superintendent of Education – should not have appeared on the Republican primary ballot according to the Palmetto state’s top campaign official.

Herb Hayden, executive director of the State Ethics Commission, told the Associated Press last week that Moffly failed to file her statement of economic interest on time.  Ordinarily, that would have precluded her name from appearing on the primary ballot, but the S.C. Republican Party agreed to let Moffly compete anyway.

Moffly ended up finishing in second in the GOP Superintendent’s race and is currently challenging Newberry College president Mick Zais for the GOP nomination.

She is not expected to beat Zais, although if she pulls off the upset Democrats could challenge her nomination in court.

SCGOP executive director Joel Sawyer told FITS that Moffly was in “substantial compliance” with state ethics law.

Wait … “substantial compliance?”

Hmmmm … that sounds a lot like “non-compliance” to us.

That means somebody should have been placed on “double secret” probation …