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Democrat calls for investigation of SC election


Judge Vic Rawl, the Democrat that political novice Alvin Greene defeated in last week's South Carolina Democratic Senate primary, is making a statement today about the election.

He calls for an investigation into the primary, but maintains that his protest isn't directed at Greene. Instead, he argues that there were reports of trouble with electronic, touch-screen voting machines.

"The strange circumstances surrounding Tuesday's vote require a thorough investigation. For better or worse, this protest process is the only platform currently available for that investigation," he's expected to say, according to a statement his campaign released. "And let me be clear: regardless of the outcome of this protest, a full and unblinking investigation of this election and the overall integrity of South Carolina's election system must go forward."

More from Rawls: "Like all of you, I am aware of the controversies surrounding Mr. Greene. This protest is not about him either. 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.'"