Dem Candidate Listed Twice on Ballot in South Carolina Special Election

Daniel Halper
The Weekly Standard

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the Democratic nominee for the South Carolina First Congressional District special election, is listed twice on today’s ballot. Colbert-Busch is also the nominee of the Working Families party…

…”She’s been nominated by both parties. There’s no prohibition in South Carolina against that,” explains Chris Whitmire, director of public information and training at the South Carolina State Election Commission.

All votes for Colbert-Busch “go to Colbert-Busch,” regardless of whether the voter selects the Democratic Busch or the Working Families Busch. But tonight, when the votes are counted, Busch’s votes will be separated by party, even if it’s the cumulative vote count that matters.

Colbert-Busch is running against Eugene Platt of the Green party and Mark Sanford of the Republican party.


The complete article, with screenshot of the ballot, is at The Weekly Standard.


Update: Breaking News: Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford (R) wins House seat. Sanford defeated Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D) in the state’s 1st Congressional District, via Fox News



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