Alvin Greene’s opponent from the South Carolina Democratic primary is challenging the validity of the election results:
His fate now rests with the state Democratic Party’s 92-member executive committee, which will meet on Thursday to hear evidence of the challenge and decide whether to throw out the primary results – an unlikely prospect, Democrats say, without precedent in South Carolina politics.
Charleston City Councilman Vic Rawl said Monday he is filing the protest with the state party because there is “a cloud over Tuesday’s election,” which Greene won by a 59-41 margin over Rawl.
Speaking to reporters in Charleston, Rawl cited “strange circumstances” surrounding the primary vote including “irregularities” in the election results and “the well-documented unreliability” of South Carolina voting machines.
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