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SC Voting Debacle: Quantified

Voting lines in South Carolina were among the longest in the nation in 2012, according to a nationwide survey conducted by The New York Times. Obviously that’s no surprise in light of the “Richland County Robbery” – which we maintain was a deliberately rigged election designed to illegally suppress white…

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Voting lines in South Carolina were among the longest in the nation in 2012, according to a nationwide survey conducted by The New York Times.

Obviously that’s no surprise in light of the “Richland County Robbery” – which we maintain was a deliberately rigged election designed to illegally suppress white turnout in one of the state’s most populated counties so a $1.2 billion tax hike could pass. As a result of the “robbery” – which included illegal shortages of operable voting machines – voters in anti-tax precincts were subjected to wait times of up to seven hours.

All told, the average South Carolinian waited 24.8 minutes to vote – ranking our state 48th nationally (ahead of only Maryland and Florida). The national average wait time to vote was 14 minutes.

(To view the data for yourself, click here).

During his second inaugural address, U.S. President Barack Obama proclaimed no citizen should be “forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote.”

Meanwhile U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn told The Times Obama was “going devote a pretty significant amount of his political resources to bear on this question.”

Again … we’ll believe that when we see it.

Here’s the bottom line: If the “Richland County Robbery” script were flipped – which is to say if illegal shortages of operable voting machines helped suppress black turnout for the purpose of defeating this tax hike – you better believe Obama and Clyburn would have long ago brough “significant resources” to bear on the situation.

Instead, Clyburn has been busy playing the race card as part of an effort to defend the corrupt official at the heart of the scandal … a woman who incidentally received a nice payoff after the fact.

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10 comments

CUvinny February 6, 2013 at 9:36 am

I think your conspiracy theory is still BS but the biggest take away from the survey is:

Wait time by race:

White: 12.7 mins
Hispanic: 20.2 mins
Black: 20.2 mins

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Isotope Soap February 6, 2013 at 10:55 am

+1

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Brigid February 6, 2013 at 11:19 am

That’s the average for the state not Richland County. It took me 2 hours and 45 minutes at tiny precinct that votes at Brennan Elementary, so I really don’t give a shit what the NY Times says. Or you for that matter.

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Hound Dogg February 6, 2013 at 11:59 am

I’m in a black district and I waited over two hours…

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jimlewis,owb February 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

Maybe we should change the election process

Lottery to be held to draw names of 75,000 registered voters

Each voter will be invited to a turkey shoot to be held at Death Valley

Upon arriving at DV each winner will be given a rifle with one bullet

All the candidates will be placed in the center of the field

Upon command the candidates can run around on the field as long as they don’t go out of bounds or cross the goal line

As soon as all the candidates get up a good wind the voters can take their one shot

The last turkey standing will be declared winner

There are still some bugs to work out but with a little time I am sure the process could be made more politically correct

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huh? February 6, 2013 at 10:05 am

On point, man.

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sam jones February 6, 2013 at 10:08 am

This state leaves no doubt thst it is the biggest cesspool in the united states

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Doris February 6, 2013 at 10:50 am

Are you the same Sam Jones that was the actor in the movie Captain America in the late ’70s? We girls here at the State House loved you in tights.

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Lillian February 6, 2013 at 10:51 am

I’m doing fine. Darryl is having a big rally at our, I mean, his church this Sunday. See you there! Bring your cash…

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Amused Observer of the Republican Sect February 6, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Why not just have early voting?

For some odd reason,Republicans like Fits,who are all if a sudden all concerned about people voting,have traditionally opposed such.

Just think,all the members of the sect who wanted to kill that tax increase in Richland County could have had a week or so to have killed it!j

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