The biggest loser in this debacle, however, is Vic Rawls (sic), Greene’s primary opponent. How did a former judge and a Democratic Party leader lose to Greene — by over thirty thousand votes?OK, I'll say it. Though I believe that Ed knows the answer - I'll go through the motions anyway. He's a Yankee - he needs help here.
I proudly stand here today with zero Yankee blood in my veins. About as far North as by bloodline strayed was to Kentucky in the 1830s, and most of my blood comes from one of the longest family lines in Mississippi - pre-statehood Mississippi .... and they came west from South Carolina. As we say in unguarded moments amongst ourselves, "I's knows muh people."
First, you need to understand the Democrat Party in S.C. From PoliticsDaily,
Blacks spell Greene with an "e" on the end, and the average voter in a South Carolina Democratic primary is a black woman. Also, Greene's name appeared above Rawl's on the ballot and the name Rawl sounds like white Charleston aristocracy. Most voters didn't know who Greene or Rawl was and Rawl didn't campaign enough to earn high name recognition even though he certainly campaigned very hard throughout the state. A massively uninformed electorate chose the name Greene over Rawl and it's just that simple...Sectarian politics at its worst. The ability to do a job isn't what is important - it is the color of your skin. A Representative Republic does not function well when voters have a sectarian mindset. If you wonder why I rail against the Diversity Industry and the race pimps, from the CNO on down, this is in the Top-5. It. Is. A. Cancer.
Kevin Gray, a prominent black activist and author in South Carolina, says he voted for Greene. "When I was in the voting booth I looked at both those names," he says. "I'd seen Vic Rawl on Facebook before, but Alvin Greene, that name looked black."
Anyway, South Carolina is about 30% black. Democrats and Republicans are roughly evenly split % wise Very few blacks in South Carolina are Republicans. With a wide margin of error - you can safely say that in the Democrat primary, at least 51% of the Democrat voters were black.
Sadly, you can also do this to make it simple.
If you have a better reason, let me know. You can pretend that it was alphabetical if you want. Ponder some AFDB Rethuglican plot if you must. But the truth is simple and to the post. It is racism in its purest form.