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It’s That Time …

EVERY VOTE MATTERS? EVERY VOTE COUNTS? There are roughly three million registered voters in South Carolina … but if you think even half of them will show up to cast their ballots on this primary election day, you’re crazy. In fact if you think even one quarter of them will…

EVERY VOTE MATTERS? EVERY VOTE COUNTS?

There are roughly three million registered voters in South Carolina … but if you think even half of them will show up to cast their ballots on this primary election day, you’re crazy.

In fact if you think even one quarter of them will bother to cast ballots … again, you’re nuts.

Even with a “high-profile” U.S. Senate race on the ballot, political experts are expecting depressed turnout across the Palmetto State this week. How low? Well, the last statewide primary day drew an abysmally low 13.6 percent of the electorate – well below the 2000 turnout threshold of 18.7 percent.

Why do we rewind the clock to 2000? Well, that was the last time a primary election did not feature a statewide race at the top of the ticket. In 2002, 2006 and 2010 statewide constitutional offices were on the ballot, while in 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2010 there were contested U.S. Senate primaries. The lack of a “big ticket” race played a role in driving down interest in 2012 – along with the ballot debacle that saw hundreds of candidates removed from the electoral process due to a technicality.

This year should see “higher” turnout given that there’s a contested U.S. Senate race involving a polarizing incumbent – U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham – but even that race has failed to generate much in the way of drama.

Why not? Because none of Graham’s “Republican” challengers have been able to rally the financial resources or grassroots support necessary to mount a credible challenge to the two-term liberal – meaning the millions of dollars in national “anti-Graham” money has stayed on the sidelines.

As a result, Graham appears poised to win the GOP nomination on the first ballot this week – a truly shocking fact when you consider how vulnerable he should (and could) have been in the so-called “most conservative state in America.”

 

 

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192 comments

Gregory Geddings June 10, 2014 at 9:44 am

What to do? What to do? Shall I vote for Twiddle-Dee…or throw away my vote by casting it in favor of Twiddle-Dum?

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CorruptionInColumbia June 10, 2014 at 9:47 am

The one that’s NOT the incumbent would likely always be the best choice.

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 11:02 am

I’m not incumbent. Vote for me!

At the very least, you’ll confuse the people counting the votes trying to figure out why people voted for a facial expression.

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junior justice June 10, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Smirks, do you refer to the facial expression on the previous article “Silly Nikki Haley”

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GrandTango June 10, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Move to the USSR, or what Obama has built back of it…. You’d fit better over there, and you only have one candidate.

But just remember, when you B*t*h like a spoiled @$$ brat over there, you go to a Siberian work camp, if they don’t blow your F*#king head off, on the spot….

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southmauldin June 10, 2014 at 12:47 pm

You mean you and Sandi stopped your circle jerk long enough to pen that?

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Sandi Morals June 10, 2014 at 12:53 pm

What is it with the Tom Ervin supports like you and Smirks that discussing a penis is your favorite topic of the day?
Is Ervin gonna start putting a penis on his campaign signs?

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Wait, what is this discussion about penises? Did I miss something?

You sure you aren’t remembering a convo between you and T?

GrandTango June 10, 2014 at 12:55 pm

You liberals start $#!**ing all over yourselves, when you begin to figure out, you are fooling fewer and fewer people, don’t you???

Just think if you did not have the media, and Dumb@$$#$ like FITS, propping up your ignorant ideology.

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Logan Smith June 10, 2014 at 3:05 pm

fitsnews seems pretty conservative to me. The comment section, on the other hand….not so much.

GrandTango June 10, 2014 at 3:09 pm

FITS is all over the road. So he may veer into something that may seem not-liberal, occasionally. But only if it’s convenient for FITS, at the moment.

And: because the rest of media is SO leftist, even FITS may seem a little objective, every now and again.

Logan Smith June 10, 2014 at 3:12 pm

I’m just shocked at how many Liberal loons we have in our grand State. We’re supposed to be one of, if not the, most conservative States, but I keep seeing Liberal or neo-con comments online. What’s that all about?

Gregory Geddings June 10, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Fuck off, Will. I’m not falling for the GrandTango BS any more than I fell for your phony BigT moniker.

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GrandTango June 10, 2014 at 3:49 pm

I just get sick of you F*#king Liberals and Liberal-Tarians whining all the time…

But if we followed your stupid @$$ advice, we’d be like a third-world country (or like the US under Obama)….

We have plenty of good leaders. It’s just that Dumb@$$#$ don’t know the difference between good and bad.

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Thanks to Dubya, as well as Obama’s failure to be Not Dubya, we probably will be a third world country soon. Why do you think the GOP wants zero welfare, no min wage, dead unions, etc.? No relief for the serfs.

Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:16 pm

I thought Republicans love Russia, what with the burly shirtless photos, oppression of “the gays,” and all that good stuff?

Can I book you on the next flight?

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anonymous June 10, 2014 at 9:56 am

I just voted in Richland County. Thank the good Lord, my precinct was not busy. The young man trying to find people in the computer was having a terrible time figuring out what they were supposed to be doing. They had the manual out looking at the instructions. More of the same in Richland County.

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junior justice June 10, 2014 at 1:57 pm

— provide us with an update, please.

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CNSYD June 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

Will Sic Willie be voting?

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Do something with your life June 10, 2014 at 10:10 am

Voting is a waste of time and implicitly endorses a broken and corrupt system. It’s like giving permission to a mugger to rob you.

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 11:21 am

Have fun staying at home and watching the lowest common denominators decide elections, then.

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Do something with your life June 10, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I won’t be at home, I’m living life, making a living, etc.

You know, doing productive stuff.(which is not voting)

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Ehh, do what you want. My vote won’t make a difference at all, but at least I’ll get the placebo effect of offsetting one dumb vote.

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Jay Ellington June 10, 2014 at 11:42 am

And what are you doing with your life? Aside from waving your hands in the air like you just don’t care?

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Do something with your life June 10, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Word up!

:)

Seriously, which ever boobs you people put into office may have some effect on me, but in the big picture they only marginally affect my success/failure.

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Jay Ellington June 10, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Please, don’t let us interrupt bong session.

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Do something with your life June 10, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Seriously? Is that your response? The good ole ad hominem?

Look at what voting’s done for you my friend.

Has voting made your rental housing work? You think those turds give a shit that you don’t make any money? You think if you just cast the “right vote” all will be better? You think anything you do or say will convince the hoards of sheeple that you deserve more of your own money and that all of a sudden a magic super hero candidate is going get elected by these same sheeple once all the planets align and make things better for you?

Seriously, grow the fuck up and wake up to reality. If anyone needs a bong session, it’s you.

Jay Ellington June 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Keep drinking the liberal FLAVOR-AID.

Do something with your life June 10, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Great response genius, usually your responses aren’t retarded, so I’ll write today off as an anomaly.

Perhaps the stupid act of voting has infected your brain with the stupid virus or something.

On the Dumbass Watch June 10, 2014 at 3:57 pm

No.Hes always stupid.

Jay Ellington June 10, 2014 at 4:55 pm

You’re the one that seems to have failed English composition.

Jay Ellington June 10, 2014 at 4:54 pm

LOL, the stupid virus. Are you 12 or 82?

GrandTango June 10, 2014 at 10:11 am

At least the democrats won’t be voting multiple times, if turn-out is low.

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...and the horse you rode in.. June 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

The Dems are voting for RINOs, Dipshit.

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GrandTango June 10, 2014 at 10:54 am

Multiple times, or just once?

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Jay Ellington June 10, 2014 at 10:31 am

That and the clearly racist photo ID requirement should keep them away, at least until the criminally uninformed come out to elect Obama for his 3rd term.

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 11:08 am

until the criminally uninformed come out to elect Obama for his 3rd term.

Calm down there, Alex Jones.

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Jay Ellington June 10, 2014 at 11:40 am

Who is Alex Jones? You can’t tell me with a straight face that there isn’t a contingent that are that out of touch with the election process.

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cuvinny June 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Yea, it seems to confuse tea partiers

Dumbocrats June 10, 2014 at 12:22 pm

And the Muh-Gibs contingent of the democrat party who go push a straight D ticket in every election so they don’t lose their government Gibs.

junior justice June 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Jay, have voters each ask the poll worker for THEIR ID, after all who are they anyhow? That would create a buzz. For the voting machines in the precincts get a group of voters (your friends, hopefully) say about a dozen from DIFFERENT PRECINTS . Go to the office downtown and demand to know how many working, reliable machines will be in their precinct. Do this a week ahead of the time — they should have the information immediately. Make a record of the answers. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW!

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vicupstate June 10, 2014 at 10:56 am

Drink Kool-Aid much? The red flavor. Don’t answer, I already know the truth.

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Sandi Morals June 10, 2014 at 10:57 am

Democrats only win elections when they lie,cheat and steal.
Oh,and buy votes.

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 11:15 am

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/06/05/tea-party-trapped-courthouse/9999005/

People like Sandi probably excuse behavior like this, though.

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Republican Voter Fraud Cases June 10, 2014 at 11:16 am

“Bosworth, a Republican, and independent Clayton Walker were arrested Wednesday on perjury and election fraud charges, reports the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls. Bosworth turned herself in and was released on her own recognizance.”

I can do this all day….

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

The honest person would simply say “Shitty people run on both sides of the aisle.”

Sandi Morals apparently lacks that kind of moral.

Sandi Morals June 10, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Shitty people do run on ‘both’ sides.
One difference.
Shitty Republicans run to save this nation.
All Democrats are shitty and run to destroy this nation.
I hope that clears this up.

CorruptionInColumbia June 10, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Shitty and dishonest is shitty and dishonest, regardless of what party they are operating with. Unfortunately, the Republican party has a serious infestation of shitty and dishonest politicians.

I will necessarily be harder on them because I used to expect better from the Republicans. I would gladly see many of the worst leaches with an “R” by their name replaced by a Democrat just because they have betrayed their support base so badly.

Logan Smith June 10, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Why not vote third party?

CorruptionInColumbia June 10, 2014 at 3:38 pm

I frequently do, anymore. I voted for the Libertarian candidate when Daddy Bush ran for his second term and in the last Presidential election. Unless something changes drastically to alter my opinion, I plan on voting for Independent Ervin for Governor.

For many years, I mostly (but certainly not always) voted for the Republican as they were usually the ones I felt most likely would represent my interests and still have a chance at winning. Given the crap they have offered for President over the last couple of decades or so, they will likely be getting fewer and fewer of my votes.

Logan Smith June 10, 2014 at 5:13 pm

I’m the same way.

Ervin definitely has my vote, and if Graham wins the primaries, then I’m voting Libertarian.

CorruptionInColumbia June 10, 2014 at 7:39 pm

If I think the Libertarian has a chance against Graham, I will vote for that person. If the Democrat is the stronger candidate, then he will get my vote. People say we don’t want to give the Dems another seat, but it won’t be like that since they already have that seat with Lindsey in office.

Logan Smith June 10, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Unless the parties flip agan, and the Democrats become the conservatives, they will never have a vote from me.

CorruptionInColumbia June 11, 2014 at 9:37 am

Right now, I am starting to view them as the “lesser of evils” in some limited circumstances. If the Democrat has the best chance of defeating Lindsey in November, I’ll go with them. If it is T-Rav, then he will get my vote. We have got to oust this treasonous piece of shit.

If they were on the ballot, I would seriously vote for Idi Amin or Fidel Castro before I would Graham. They would probably do this country far less harm in a six year term.

Logan Smith June 11, 2014 at 6:50 pm

I just think this is a great opportunity to boost up a third party. Think about how much of a rift we’d bring, if all us conservatives started voting Libertarian (we don’t have any Constitutionalists in SC).

We shouldn’t give Democrats nor Republicans our vote, because they’ve become so large, and don’t care about the people or the States. The only good Republicans are really just Constitutionalists and Libertarians who’ve co-opted the party, so people go “Oh, he’s got an R next to his name, I’ll vote for him”. Well, what if the Tea Party stopped co-opting the GOP and just formed a new party?

CorruptionInColumbia June 11, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Logan, you are so right about these things!!!!! The problem is that the third-party candidates get the shit end of the stick by the media (on purpose) and the ignorant masses, who vote for the one who had the most TV ads, road signs, or bumper stickers, before they went to the polls, as well as the tards who always hit the R or D button and vote straight party. The electorate is made up of majority idiots. Unfortunately, the third-party candidates don’t have the funding for the radio ads, road signs, and bumper stickers that the R’s and D’s do.

I really wish they required literacy tests and IQ tests, along with a current events quiz, before issuing a voter card. I know, they did that once before, probably to exclude people who were not white. With the same educational opportunities being made available to everyone now, there shouldn’t be a real difference if one applies themselves and halfway tries to learn to read and write, as well as follow current events.

My guess they is would disqualify more stupid whites than stupid Blacks by a good margin. The intelligent whites and intelligent Blacks would still vote and that would be good. Of course, it would be bad for a lot of the career politicians.

Logan Smith June 11, 2014 at 10:08 pm

With the advent of the internet, MSM doesn’t have to control our news anymore. If the Tea Party started a campaign tomorrow, on FB, Twitter, even having Glenn Beck (maybe not him) or Alex Jones advertise about it, then I’m sure half the State who voted against Graham would vote for whoever the TP sponsored, even without an R next to his name. It could work.

The TP needs to stop putting their men in as Republicans, and start pushing for another party full fledged. At least in South Carolina.

CorruptionInColumbia June 11, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Goddamn Mercury in Retrograde!!!!!!!!!! I just posted a long reply, hit the “Post” button and it was posted. Now it’s gone.

Let me try again. Sorry.

I fully agree with you Logan! What you are saying is entirely true and I fully agree. The problem with third parties is that the media intentionally sees to it that they are placed on the back burner with regard to coverage, IF they get any coverage at all. This is not the fault of the third parties, but it makes them almost impossible to elect. That, and the fact that the apparent majority of our electorate is made up of a bunch of fucktards who vote based on who had the most TV ads, road signs, or bumper stickers, when they were on the way to the polls. Oh, and the real morons who vote by hitting the “R” or “D” button and voting for everyone running under one banner or the other.

I really wish they would require literacy and intelligence tests to vote as well as a passing grade on a current events test. Unfortunately, those were used to exclude Blacks a long time ago and now the first time you tried to do it, they would scream “racism” at the top of their lungs. Thing is, I would be willing to wager a healthy amount that you’d have more dumbass whites excluded than Blacks.

Logan Smith June 11, 2014 at 10:16 pm

I don’t think the MSM is as powerful as it once was. The internet has evened out the playing field tremendously. If the Tea Party stopped supporting the GOP outright, and started endorsing Constitutionalists and/or Libertarians, the neo-cons would be done for.

It IS possible to do this, the TP just has to get fed up enough to do it. I think the last straw might be coming soon, but with Cantor being voted out in VA, it might have given the TP some hope to not fully give up on the Republican Party. Which is actually not a good thing, in the long run of our political system.

Logan Smith June 10, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Not all Republicans are good conservatives.

Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:47 pm

“Shitty Republicans run to save this nation.”

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn, now that right there is funny, I don’t care who you are!

GrandTango June 10, 2014 at 11:39 am

Ain’t got nothing on Bill Clinton…except Bill skated, other than being Dis-Barred in Ark.

Sandi Morals June 10, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Wonder why the State Election Board REALLY didn’t accept ‘traitor’ Tommy’s alleged 20,000 signatures?

Logan Smith June 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm

The Republicans are the same as Democrats.

I wish the Constitutional Party would gain more steam. Then again, it would just be co-opted like everything else is.

Eyes Fuckin' Hurt June 10, 2014 at 11:26 am

Space after you use a comma.

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vicupstate June 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Republicans only win when they suppress the vote. Like Ohio in 2004.

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Sandi Morals June 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm

You must be confused?
####please note link about voter fraud and PETITIONS#### :-)

http://www.foxnews.com/…/ohio-poll-worker-obama-supporter-investigat... – Similar to Did Obama supporter vote 6 times in 2012? Ohio poll worker …

Feb 19, 2013 … An Ohio poll worker says she voted twice for President Obama last November. She cast an … “There was absolutely no intent on my part to commit any voter fraud,” she insisted. … “Most attempts are caught by the system.

News Stories | Election Integrity Watch

http://www.electionintegritywatch.com/be-informed/news-stories/ – Similar to News Stories | Election Integrity Watch

03.11.2013 – Ohio Poll Worker Charged with 8 Counts of Voter Fraud. 03.04. 2013 … 11.23.2012 – Iowa Secretary of State Expects more Voter Fraud Arrests.

Voters First Canvasser Arrested for Submitting Fraudulent …

mediatrackers.org/ohio/2012/…/voters-first-canvasser-arrested-for-submitt…

Aug 17, 2012 … A former Ohio University student paid to canvass for Voters First Ohio petition signatures was arrested August 14 by … Voters First Canvasser Arrested for Submitting Fraudulent Petitions. By: Jesse Hathaway | August 17, 2012.

Republican Voter Fraud Cases June 10, 2014 at 1:11 pm

“In the midst of his 2012 GOP primary campaign for a Massachusetts state House seat, Jack Villamaino changed the party affiliation of nearly 300 people in his town of East Longmeadow. Days later, the same number of absentee ballot requests were dropped off at the town clerk’s office, a list that was almost a “name-for-name match” for those whose registration information Villamaino had altered.

Earlier this week, Villamaino pleaded guilty to felony charges of stealing ballots and changing the party affiliation of 280 Democrats during his campaign for state representative. A judge sentenced him to a year in jail, only four months of which he’ll be forced to serve behind bars.”

Sit down, clown…We can do this all damn day…like I ststed before…

Sandi Morals June 10, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Dang.You mean it is a FELONY for a political candidate to submit Fraudulent Petitions?
Punishable by jail time and/or a fine?
Lets keep playing. :-)

Republican Voter Fraud Cases June 10, 2014 at 1:27 pm

He was sentenced to one year and paid a $10,000 fine. You really this stupid??

Uh huh June 10, 2014 at 3:25 pm

“You really this stupid?”

You obviously haven’t been reading much of her stuff.

Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:50 pm

You have to ask?

vicupstate June 10, 2014 at 1:17 pm

I got ‘Page not Found’ on the Fox News and mediatrackers links.

There were reports from the AG of around 1000 double/deceased votes in SC, but when the election commission reviewed it, it turned out to be Sr./Jr. mistakes, voters who moved but did not double vote, voters who voted absentee legitimately but then died before the actual election, etc. No doubt there are other reasonable explanation for all of the ‘giant number’ stories.

Sandi Morals June 10, 2014 at 1:46 pm

I guess that is why a State Board of Elections would have to check every signature on petitions submitted by a political candidate.
Bet the Ervin campaign is being really careful with all their signatures if it is a FELONY to file fraudulent petitions.
What do you think?

Not To Labor A Point... June 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm

You just might end up like this guy:
“A Virginia man has pleaded guilty to forging thousands of signatures in trying to get former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on the ballot in the state’s 2012 presidential primary, an NBC affiliate in Charlottesville reported.
In December 2011, Adam Ward, 28, collected more than 11,000 signatures, according to prosecutors, but investigators could not verify more than 4,000 of them, WVIR reported.
Mr. Ward has pleaded guilty to 36 counts of voter fraud and perjury.
Mr. Gingrich was one of several GOP presidential candidates who failed to amass the necessary 10,000 petition signatures to get on the Virginia primary ballot and who launched an unsuccessful lawsuit to try to do so. That led to a one-on-one match-up between eventual GOP nominee Mitt Romney and former Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican. Mr. Romney took about 60 percent of the vote.”

Jay Ellington June 10, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Dems made it work famously in RichCo 2012, crooked as a question mark.

Smirks June 10, 2014 at 11:07 am

I vote multiple times, but no matter how many times I downvote your posts they just don’t improve. The system is rigged, I tells ya!

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Jay Ellington June 10, 2014 at 10:29 am

My ward had 2 machines for the 2012 Presidential election, this morning they had 5 available for the state primaries. I live in an area dominated by Republican voters. Tell me again why Eric Holder hasn’t launched that investigation into the corrupt practices at the RichCo election commission?

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Norma Scok June 10, 2014 at 10:42 am

Ward?
You ain’t from around here, are ya?

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easterndumbfuckastan June 10, 2014 at 11:04 am

There are ward’s inside the City of Columbia.

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Jay Ellington June 10, 2014 at 11:39 am

There are two wards at my precinct. Do you need a lesson on voting in South Carolina?

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Logan Smith June 10, 2014 at 6:51 pm

What’s a “ward”?

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Fat Greg Dulli June 10, 2014 at 6:58 pm
Logan Smith June 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Why didn’t you just say “district”?

Fat Greg Dulli June 10, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Because genius, the precinct I’m registered at has two wards, ward 24 and ward 25.

Bob Pollard June 10, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Man, that last album of yours completely sucks. I can drop five songs while in the shitter and at least three of them would be better than any song on that record.

Fat Greg Dulli June 10, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Go dye your hair and try to reinvent yourself, old maid. You’re nothing without GBV.

Bob Pollard June 11, 2014 at 11:16 am

Pitchfork? That hipster shit site? GBV, Boston Spaceships, Circus Devils, Pollard solo…I’ve seen both bands many times, GBV rule them. AW’s should have stayed where they belong: The fucking 90s.

Fat Greg Dulli June 12, 2014 at 5:34 pm

If you’d taken time to actually listen to the new AW, instead of just rendering uninformed reviews of it, you would know that it sounds nothing like the 90s Afghan Whigs stuff. It’s more like Dulli solo, Twilight Singers, Gutter Twins. It’s only one of the most anticipated indie recordings of the last decade or so. Did you watch Robert slaughter Baba O’Riley? One of the bloody most horrible things I’ve ever heard.

16 years For That Shit? June 14, 2014 at 5:45 pm

I’ve heard the fucking record, and yes it sounds after 16 years just like a boring ass TS’ record. GBV sounded great last tou, played over two hours and nobody left, nor wanted the show to end.

Fat Greg Dulli June 15, 2014 at 10:25 am

Must be very frustrating not being about to express yourself without using expletives.

Logan Smith June 10, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Look, man, I’m 21. I’ve only voted once before, and it was for the presidential elections. Cut me some slack, okay?

CorruptionInColumbia June 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm

He was June’s husband and Wally and Beaver’s dad. At least that is what June told him.
:-)

Smirks June 10, 2014 at 11:03 am

The same reason DoJ hasn’t launched any investigations into pretty much anything in SC, probably.

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Jay Ellington June 10, 2014 at 11:41 am

Because Holder is a Obama sack riding judicial obstructionist?

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:32 pm

I was going for “the DoJ doesn’t give a shit about a backwards podunk state like SC,” but whatever floats your boat.

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Sandi Morals June 10, 2014 at 12:09 pm

LMAO! Why don’t you call em. Tell em your name is Smirks and that you and the ‘fly’ are dumbass,uninformed Obama supporters.That ought to get the ball rolling.
Keep us informed, lunatic.

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Man, I struck a nerve with you. When does your shift end? We can head to the bar and talk about how Haley isn’t paying you enough for this.

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Slartibartfast June 10, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Yeah, but they sure as hell tagged T-Rav as a favor for the Dems & RINOs.

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Just another guy June 10, 2014 at 10:50 am

Great Job Nancy Mace attacking Lee Bright. I sure that will help you get to 4th place and get Graham to 52% or more. Way to be.

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southmauldin June 10, 2014 at 1:03 pm

He deserves to be attacked. The number of callers to Russ Cassell and Bobby Mac attacking her for pointing out his deadbeatedness is amazing. They all defend the fact that he went broke because of “regulation”. If anything, it has people feeling sorry for him up here. Not the people that he owes money to, but others.

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Just another guy June 10, 2014 at 1:19 pm

You do realize when you lend money you take risk. INterest rate risk and payment risk. Do you know what interest rate he was paying. Do you know who he did not payback? It is business. And businesses fail everyday.

So Mace decides to use her little bit of resources to attack one of the guys trying to take out Graham instead of Graham himself. Makes sense. She is trying to make sure Graham wins 50+% of the vote. I knew she was a plant.

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:45 pm

In a runoff, only second place gets to fight first. Mace didn’t want to be third, that’s all there is to it.

They could all unify against Graham and they would still lose. Let Mace waste the funds however she wants.

Will you support the Democratic nominee in your quest for “anyone but Graham?”

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On the Dumbass Watch June 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm

He went broke because hes a dumbass.The only people dumber are the idiots who will take time to vote for him today.

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:41 pm

His sob story about how the same taxes his competitors have to pay somehow took him alone to the poor house was a really pitiful excuse to cover his own fuck ups. Cringeworthy read.

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easterndumbfuckastan June 10, 2014 at 11:11 am

Already voted. Nancy Mace for Senate, Ben Connell for Kershaw County Council Chairman, Nissary Wood for School Board, and David Thomely for Kershaw County Sheriff, well and a bunch of others stuff no one else is following. Researched all the candidates and feeling good about my choices.

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 11:26 am

Researched all the candidates and feeling good about my choices.

Voting for politicians is like buying a used car from a shady dealer, eventually the fake “new car” smell wears off and the underlying issues that pop up months later give you a serious case of buyers remorse.

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easterndumbfuckastan June 10, 2014 at 11:30 am

I understand that. I’m not under delusions that I voted for any perfect candidate. I know two of the people I vote for personally though so, hopefully they’ll behave better.

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CorruptionInColumbia June 10, 2014 at 12:50 pm

I wish you guys well in getting rid of Hollywood Jim and his constant begging for tax increases to fund his traffic unit.

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easterndumbfuckastan June 10, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Here is to hoping. The sacred traffic division who can’t be bother to come off I-20. It should be codified in state law if a sheriff’s office is going to have a traffic division, they should be required to work all vehicle accidents in the county. If they want to be the highway patrol they should do all the highway patrol’s job. This would free up troopers for other parts of the state, etc.

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Thomas June 10, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Matthews pissed off old Camden money. Hey Jim? Lexington is hiring in 2016 and we have a 90 million dollar budget and lots of interstate miles to patrol. One request…take down the “Metts” signs and tear down that shit hole they call a county jail. Put up two-three rack condos with showers. We also take federal prisoners…how can you not be interested?

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The Colonel June 10, 2014 at 2:59 pm

There is exactly one SCHP officer ever on duty on the 20 + mile stretch of I-20 that runs through Kershaw. Occasionally you’ll get a trap team setup but that’s it. Since Ol’Hollywood took over that stretch of I-20 has finally become civilized.
Ya’ll go back to the “good ol’boys” aka Thomely and you’ll wish you had Matthews back. Not that it’s going to happen – Matthews 65 to 35.

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CorruptionInColumbia June 10, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Somehow, I can’t have a lot of respect for a unit, the members of which are so afraid and paranoid that they feel it necessary to disarm police officers who they make traffic stops on.

I hate to think what they do if they encounter a legally armed citizen. They probably wet their pants.

easterndumbfuckastan June 10, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Hollywood Jim has been sued more times in the past 3 1/2 years than the previous 3 Sheriffs combined (McCaskill, Horton, and DeBruhl which covered 44 years (Jan 1967 to Jan 2011), the county has settled several of these lawsuits for in excess of $500,000. At least six lawsuits are still pending one of which is for a wrongful death case where Matthews refused to get medical treatment at a scene for a suspect. The suspect was DOA at the Kershaw County jail.

We are told that the revenue enhancement division only spends 30% of it’s time on the interstate and only has 4 officers. The problem is anyone with the ability to monitor KCSO radio traffic can prove in about a weeks time that this is patently false. They are on I-20 at least 50% of the time and while they show 4 people where hired for the unit this doesn’t count people working special duty or the supervisors for the unit. The interstate is a highway patrol problem not a Sheriff’s office problem. I already pay for a highway patrol in my state taxes.

The Colonel June 10, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Yeah, were out not for the fact that the majority of the lawsuits were filed by the good Ol boy that Jim beat and his minions you might have a point. Fat boys Hartis and McCaskill plus the other deputies fired because they couldn’t pass the fitness test or were otherwise not qualified account for five of those suits.

easterndumbfuckastan June 10, 2014 at 5:52 pm

This is the original story on the arrest from WIS – http://www.wistv.com/story/14747810/suspect-arrested-following-homicide-meth-lab-indoor-grow-inside-mobile-home

Here’s the blurb from the Camden Chronicle about the lawsuit, unfortunately you have to be a paper edition subscriber in order to get any more information. http://www.chronicle-independent.com/archives/23686/preview/

Here’s another blurb from the local radio station WPUB. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10151626216543836&id=95012108835&refid=52

You can find the case in the records search for Kershaw County but it’s been transferred to Federal District Court and I couldn’t locate and details there.

The Colonel June 10, 2014 at 6:41 pm

I’ve known Jim for fifteen or twenty years.he is easily the most competent elected LAW enforcement official in the state. He was a division chief with the DEA and probably has forgotten more about dealing with druggies than most of our other sheriffs know. He is easily the most competent administrator among the twenty or so sheriffs I know personally. CaTskill was just another elected red neck with a badge who has done all he can to undermine Matthews. I agree that he is personally “a nice guy” but you would not want to have been on his bad side while he was wearing the badge.

Does Ol’Hollywood get in front of the cameras a bit? Of course he does, he’s in elective office, Ol’Leon makes him look positively camera shy as do most of our sherifs.

The Colonel June 10, 2014 at 7:36 pm

It’s amazing how little there is out there about the Tyler lawsuit. Nex/Lex doesn’t even have anything useful. That aside, it is fairly common these days to have these suits filed anytime the suspect has surviving family members, particularly when it might be possible To make it look like police wrongdoing. Two to one it gets dismissed.

easterndumbfuckastan June 10, 2014 at 8:25 pm

I understand that to, I have a lot of LE friends. Colonel, I might not always agree with you, but I have to give you credit for always having insightful well though out comments. I get the feeling you and my father may have did some of the same “off the books” work in the service of our country from some of your posts. He left the US Army and then went on to be a very successful chief officer in the Columbia Fire Department. I don’t always agree with him either, and my mother HATES our political arguments but we fuss for awhile and still go away with no ill-feelings.

The Colonel June 10, 2014 at 8:36 pm

I come here because my wife hates politics and alas, my father can no longer keep up his end of the debate. For me this is all good fun.

easterndumbfuckastan June 10, 2014 at 6:06 pm

I’ve met both Matthews and Thomely under different circumstances at different times. I actually had more time to talk with Matthews than I did Thomley. Matthews comes off as a nice guy, and we actually have several friends in common who have tried to win me back over to their side. I don’t dislike him as I person, I just dislike the way he’s running the Sheriff’s department. The focus on Traffic and I-20 is a problem when you don’t have enough deputies to cover the calls for service. The traffic division will not answer calls even when the patrol division is backed up. Some of the lawsuits are “pay back” but Matthews has a big mouth and brought some of it on himself too. The fact he is ex-federal agent is a cause for some concern as well.

Thomely also comes off as a nice guy, I met him back when he was the Chief Deputy / Chief Investigator for McCaskill, he worked a case at my sister from another set of parents house (she was going through a divorce and woke up to a large whole in her wall above her bed from a gunshot, ex wasn’t involved but it took a while to put it all together). He was very professional, and helpful. He might screw up too and in four years if I don’t like the job he does a sheriff if he’s elected I will vote for someone else.

junior justice June 10, 2014 at 8:12 pm

You reminded me of a ballad about Sheriff Brady and Duncan (saloon owner). This is a quick, edited version of several——
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Twinkle, twinkle, little star
‘Long comes Brady in his ‘lectric car
Got a mean lookright in his eye
Gonna shoot somebody jus’ to watch him die
He been on the job too long

Duncan, Duncan was tending the bar
‘Long came Brady with his shiny star
“Duncan,” said Brady, “you are under arrest”
Duncan shot a hole right in Brady’s chest
He been on the job too long.

Old King Brady was a big, fat man
Doctor looked down, and took hold of his hand
reached for his pulse, the doctor said
“I believe to my soul, king Brady, you’re dead”
He been on the job too long

Up upon the hillside, eight hundred at hand,
vases of roses standing around
six black horses and a rubber-tired hack
bring him down to the graveyard, it won’t bring him back.
He been on the job too long

When the women all heard King Brady was dead,
They went home and they’d be re-ragged in red
Slippin’ and a-slidin’, shuffelin’ down the street,
In their big mother hubbards and their stockin’ feet.
He been on the job too long

junior justice June 10, 2014 at 8:19 pm

OOOps – omitted an important verse—-

—“Duncan,” said Brady, “you are under arrest”
Duncan shot a hole right in Brady’s chest
He been on the job too long.

“Brady, Brady,Brady, you know you done wrong
breakin’ in here when this game’s goin’ on
Bustin’ down the window, tearin’ down the door
Now you lyin’ dead on the barroom floor
You been on the job too long.”

richland county sucks June 10, 2014 at 11:53 am

same old same old. went to the polling place in Shandon this morning and they said the machines were not working and they didn’t have any paper ballots. here we go again.

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easterndumbfuckastan June 10, 2014 at 11:57 am

Just spoke with my Sister she’s standing in long lines at the Spring Valley precinct.

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The Colonel June 10, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Which polling place?

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:24 pm

This will be used as evidence to bring back Lillian. “See, wasn’t her fault!”

Predicting it now.

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cuvinny June 10, 2014 at 12:11 pm

I am one of the thousands of democrats voting for Graham today!

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Sandi Morals June 10, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Thank you for your vote.Graham is strongly pro-life and it will make it easier to impeach muslim Obama for his traitorous actions.

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cuvinny June 10, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Lol, I didn’t vote for that idiot, just fucking with Will and the anti-Graham crowd who swear democrats vote for him. Voted Hutto so Stamper wouldn’t get it. Mainly wanted to vote in the poll question about marijuana.

Also, please impeach Obama. A Joe Biden Whitehouse would be awesome.

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Mike at the Beach June 10, 2014 at 12:58 pm

…or at least entertaining!

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junior justice June 10, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Joe Biden was overheard saying that if he is president he will make two promises—
(1) – Everything he does will be a “gutsy move.”
(2) – He will have a red light implanted on his forehead that turns on every time he is about to say something stupid.

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CorruptionInColumbia June 10, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Thank goodness for LED’s that don’t drain a lot of current. A continuously glowing red incandescent light would use up a lot of batteries.

junior justice June 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Good one!

easterndumbfuckastan June 10, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Word on the street is it will be a florescent bulb and they will just keep a high power RF source near him at all times.

junior justice June 10, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Good one!

BrigidBernadette June 10, 2014 at 8:50 pm

Only if they play this song at his swearing in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyvkiZV0Ous
Seizure inducing, but captures the antic disposition of old Plugs.

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junior justice June 10, 2014 at 8:57 pm

DAMN…!!??

Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:38 pm

I second this. Joe Biden would infuriate the right, producing major lulz.

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CorruptionInColumbia June 10, 2014 at 12:47 pm

You really are delusional, aren’t you? When Obama says, “shit”, people like McCain, Boehner, and Lindsey, respond with, “How much, what color, and what texture?”

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CorruptionInColumbia June 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Why wouldn’t you? Graham represents the interests of the liberals and Democrats far better than he does for conservatives and Republicans.

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Rocky for Lindsey June 10, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Just a reminder, if you haven’t voted yet, get out there and register your support for our outstanding Senator Lindsey Graham. Lindsey works across genders to gain the support of many of his constituents, including Democrats, he is a decorated war hero and a strong supporter of our military. And he’s a darned good dresser. Such a daper southern gentleman – he has my vote.

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Logan Smith June 10, 2014 at 3:07 pm

I’m assuming you’re being sarcastic.

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Rocky Funk June 10, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Well he is a snappy dresser.

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Bible Thumper June 10, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Yeah. If I were you, I wouldn’t run with the story until I got confirmation.
And yes. I’m being sarcastic. Rocky Funk shouldn’t kid about BBQ.

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Rocky June 10, 2014 at 3:58 pm

I shall not kid about BBQ – for it is the sinew that binds all true men together in brotherhood regardless of faith or politics. But wondering – mustard or ketchup sauce? I prefer the Low Country mustard sauce myself – but not looking down on anyone who likes otherwise – just so long as we all agree – the only thing from Texas is steers and queers, and not BBQ.

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Soft Sigh from Hell June 10, 2014 at 7:06 pm

“but not looking down on anyone who likes otherwise”
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Why would you throw away half the fun of BBQ?
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Sneers!
.
Heck, real BBQ aficionados sneer derisively over the varied meats, sauces (or rubs), consistencies (shredded, chopped, sliced), sources of heat (wood, gas, electric), origin, and in the hardest core, even the spelling of barbeque. Whether beef (or mutton, or chicken) can possibly be BBQ is hotly debated. For the farther faithful know that “barbeque” is a noun, not a verb, and it means pork. The dainty suburbanite who “barbeques” hot dogs on his wimpy sheet-metal grill on the back patio or deck is seen as an affront to southern (or American) culture.

euwe max June 11, 2014 at 1:48 am

Barbecue!

Bible Thumper June 10, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Mustard? Ketchup? Never heard of using those on pork before I left home for college. I was raised on vinegar and pepper.

Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Nothing wrong with vinegar base, but give me mustard any day.

junior justice June 10, 2014 at 8:50 pm

‘ I prefer the Low Country mustard sauce myself ‘ —–Rocky, you da’ man!

Bull Winkle June 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Rocky, I voted already for Lindsey. The nice lady in Florence let me vote five times. She’s so nice. Heading over for some BBQ, want to join me?

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:25 pm

They see him trollin’, they hatin’…

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The Colonel June 10, 2014 at 1:06 pm

I voted at about 9:00 – it was me and the poll workers…

The GOP Primary has two “advisory” questions in addition to the primary votes:

# 1. “Should Article I, Section 3 of the South Carolina Constitution be amended to include the following language?

“The privileges and immunities of citizens of South Carolina and the United States shall not be abridged, so that no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws. These rights shall extend to both born and pre-born persons beginning at conception.”

and

#2 “Should South Carolina Law be amended to replace the state income tax imposed on individuals, estates, trusts, and others by reducing the rate of taxation by 1.4 percent each year until the state income tax rate for all brackets is zero percent?”

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:33 pm

“No” and “No”

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Rockyto June 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Yo hablo con Pedro y elle dice que fui muchos amigos que votan para Lindsey. Mucho tiempos, tambien. Viva South of the Border.

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junior justice June 10, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Eu realmente não sei o que fazer com essa afirmação.

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Rocky World Cup June 10, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Bom reposta!

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Bible Thumper June 10, 2014 at 1:25 pm

13.6% turnout. Terrible! Why can’t we run fair elections like Ron Paul espouses in Crimea, Egypt and Syria. They have 80% plus turnouts.

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easterndumbfuckastan June 10, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Apathy mainly, lack of differentiation between candidates, and many countries require all citizens to vote under threats of steep fines (no I don’t recommend that in the USA we have too many uninformed voters as it is). I have a good friend who has dual US/Brazilian citizenship and she has to go to her consulate in Atlanta or DC to vote absentee every time they have an election or she’ll get a fine in the mail for about $500.00.

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junior justice June 10, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Interesting! How much does it cost her in time, travel expenses, hotel and food costs?

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easterndumbfuckastan June 10, 2014 at 1:53 pm

If she goes to DC she stays with her parents, which is usually what she does. She just plans a trip home to see her Mother and Father and goes with her Mom (who also has dual citizenship and was born in Brazil) to vote at the DC consulate. They can vote up to 30 days prior to the election so it works out. If she can’t get the three or four days off work she will drive to Atlanta to vote and come back the same day. I’m not sure what her total costs are, but I believe the fines go up for each subsequent offence.

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junior justice June 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Thanks, I’m cool with that. It was a serious question.

easterndumbfuckastan June 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm

It’s an interesting system they have down there. Their voter turnout is usually somewhere north of 99%. I worked in a higher level position in another department at work and had to go argue with HR to get her days off before because her supervisor was a total dolt. This turned in to HR wanting to validate her green card (which she doesn’t have because she’s a US citizen). She ended up having to bring her US and Brazilian passports to work so she get continue to work and get the days off she needed.

Yep! June 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm

That because everyone knows that the elections matter little, it’s all bullshit…just like voting in a banana republic!

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Logan Smith June 10, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Well, I voted Bright.

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Graham Sucks Obama Deek. June 10, 2014 at 3:22 pm

You’re going to see a democrat replace that fucked up lunatic Graham. I kid you not.

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Graham will give a beating to his primary opponents and cold blooded murder the general election ones.

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Timmy Tebow June 10, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Just voted in The Land That Time Forgot, AKA Anderson County. No lines to speak of, and poll workers were so bored they all seemed to fight for my attention. Go USA!

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EXPOSED June 10, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Hey everybody!!!! Will Folks is PRO AMNESTY?

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Slartibartfast June 10, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Just reporting in.. Upstate Dem voting is v. slow, even in Dem precincts. Only moderate voting in GOP lines. My volunteers, talking to voters, tell me that those who ARE voting, are ready to vote in 2 wks. We’ll see. There’s many a slip…

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Fleet June 10, 2014 at 5:39 pm

The other challengers are in single digits because they aren’t good candidates.

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Bible Thumper June 10, 2014 at 5:44 pm

I predict that the election will be called for Graham before 8:00 pm.

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The Colonel June 10, 2014 at 7:41 pm

If early returns mean anything, Lindsey is putting an ass whoopin on the field. Right now, he’s got 78% of the vote. Course it’s just one precinct reporting…

He’ll win with 58%

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:59 pm

I’ll go with 54%, but either way, no runoff.

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BrigidBernadette June 10, 2014 at 8:51 pm

So that’s it? Cantor supported amnesty and he gets thrown out on his ass? Well, well, well.

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CorruptionInColumbia June 10, 2014 at 8:53 pm

SC Electorate = Fucktards

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GrandTango June 10, 2014 at 8:59 pm

So far: FITS losing BIG tonight. Not just Mace, but the question to eliminate income tax an protect life.

Liberals NEVER met a Tax they did not like. They HATE eliminating taxes.

Tim Scott was the Earliest Winner. Will do the same to the democrat, whoever he is.
SUCK IT FITS and the democrats. The VOTERS are Crapping on you tonight. Enjoy!!!

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Logan Smith June 10, 2014 at 9:02 pm

But 79% of the people, so far, have voted in favour of getting rid of the income tax.

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GrandTango June 10, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Makes FITS a BIG loser…

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Logan Smith June 10, 2014 at 9:33 pm

So, FITS is *for* income tax?

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Don’t ask this clown, he can’t even read Willie’s posts.

GrandTango June 10, 2014 at 9:44 pm

How ’bout Cantor, Smirks. That’s an @$$ kickin’ for Obama. LMAO…Suck it….Hahahaha…

Smirks June 10, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Why the hell would I care about that asshole Cantor? Fuck him and Boehner both.

GrandTango June 10, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Cantor was a referendum on ties to Obama…

Cantor and the sort are the closest thing you had to a winner.

Now Obama will GET the $#!* kicked out of him for the next 2 years LMAO……and maybe we can get a head start on taking the country back from the F*#king mess you have made of it…..

GrandTango June 10, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Yes. He’s A LOT more democrat than anything else…

Bible Thumper June 10, 2014 at 9:13 pm

AP calls it for Lindsey Graham to win nomination.

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GrandTango June 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Thanks, FITS…..That Idiot told us Mace was the winner out of the bunch.

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Smirks June 10, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Sounds like you want Graham to win?

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easterndumbfuckastan June 10, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Nope, only that Nancy Mace was the best candidate. The treasonous traitors that are the electorate of South Carolina decided to put the traitor Lindsey “Faggot” Gramnasty back in office for six more years.

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RHood2 June 10, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Looks like the most electable candidate is gonna come in fifth out of seven. And later on, I will compare votes cast in BOTH primaries to see where she lands.

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SCSoonerfan June 11, 2014 at 1:48 pm

I live in Richland County so I just decided to let them handle my vote for me like they did last time.

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