Ballot Controversy in Georgetown County

By Paul Gable

We continue to receive evidence of the Republican Party picking and choosing which candidates were to be left off the June 12, 2012 primary ballots, despite a very clear decision by the S.C. Supreme Court on May 2, 2012.

The latest information we have received comes from Georgetown County where auditor candidate Rod Stalvey was left off the ballot while others who followed the same instructions he did are included on the ballot.

Stalvey sent a letter to the South Carolina Republican Party questioning his exclusion from the ballot, but did not receive an answer to his questions.

Rod Stalvey

This election is seriously flawed before a ballot is even cast. The ramifications of decisions made for no apparent reason will be felt for months, maybe years to come.

I can hear lawyers ringing up cash registers in their minds as they contemplate the election challenges and court actions they expect to come their way after the primaries are held.

For more information on the Stalvey case, go to this article in the Georgetown Times which did a great job of reporting the problems:

http://www.gtowntimes.com/local/Candidate-questions-removal-from-ballot

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