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Municipal Madness: SC Candidate Flips Two Birds

A candidate running for city government in Simpsonville, South Carolina flipped off one of his political rivals outside of a polling place on Tuesday morning. Twice … Jason Wilmoth, who is hoping to represent the citizens of Simpsonville’s sixth ward, raised two chubby middle fingers at the husband of a…

A candidate running for city government in Simpsonville, South Carolina flipped off one of his political rivals outside of a polling place on Tuesday morning.

Twice …

Jason Wilmoth, who is hoping to represent the citizens of Simpsonville’s sixth ward, raised two chubby middle fingers at the husband of a rival candidate after he and two other aspiring local elected officials were photographed campaigning at a polling station in alleged violation of state election law.

Take a look …

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Ah, the infamous “double-bird.”

Classy, classy classy …

To his credit, Wilmoth at least took responsibility for his actions (the bird flips, anyway).

“Sometimes the election cycle can really wear you down to the point that you make a bad decision,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “I made one of those today.”

Ya think?

“I made the mistake of letting my emotions in that situation overcome my logical thoughts and made a poor decision,” Wilmoth continued. “I should have walked away but didn’t.  I can’t take it back.  I am explaining my side but not excusing it.  Snap bad decisions don’t define who I am.”

Wilmoth previously told a local paper he should be elected because he would be the “voice of common sense and reason we all need to represent us.”

Oops …

Wilmoth was one of three candidates for Simpsonville city government accused of violating a state law (§ 7-25-180) restricting the distribution of political literature or the display of political signs “within two hundred feet” of any entrance to a polling place.

The accused of violating this statute were Blake Whitaker (who is running for the city’s fourth ward) and Aaron Rupe (who is running for the city’s second ward).

“They were campaigning in the parking lot, inside the polling station and displaying signs within 50 yards of the door,” one witness told us.

Stay tuned …

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