South Carolina South Carolina Democratic Party officials on Thursday upheld a surprising U.S. Senate primary win by an unemployed military veteran, nixing a protest lodged by their favored candidate that could have required a new vote.
The party’s executive committee decided there was not enough evidence of impropriety to nullify the June 8 election victory by Alvin Greene, 32, who lives with his father and waged no visible campaign against a former lawmaker.
Greene did not attend the meeting and nobody spoke on his behalf. Reached afterward by phone, he reiterated one of his few, common public statements about his candidacy.
“I am the best candidate in the U.S. Senate race in South Carolina. Let’s stop my opponent from reversing forward progress in the United States and South Carolina,” he said.