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Vic Rawl: No, Really, How the Heck Did I Lose to This Guy?


Over on the home page, a look at the various theories and ideas about how Alvin Greene, unemployed veteran, pulled off his supremely improbable victory in South Carolina’s senatorial primary.

His rival, Vic Rawl, is formally challenging the results today. 

Rawl cast his protest as benevolent, saying his goal is not to bump Greene from the general election ballot but to help fix the state’s electoral process for future campaigns.

“I would like to speak directly to Mr. Greene and say: ‘Sir, this is not about you, and it’s not about me. I wish you and your family nothing but the best in the weeks and months ahead,’” Rawl said, according to prepared remarks released by his campaign.

That’s good, because I have a tough time believing that a voting-machine malfunction resulted in the creation of a 30,000-vote margin.

Tags: Alvin Greene , Vic Rawl


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