This is such a joke the Democrats in his own state are calling it a Republican plot (after seeing the hijinks surrounding Nikki Haley they might be right). So, since nobody knows what's going on it's time for blog speculation!
First off, even the SC GOP can't be dumb enough to foist a shill only to risk getting caught later and harming DeMint. Clyburn is also a dummy, since an investigation might even cause more embarrassment--he's basically saying the Dem voters of his state are stupid for electing this unknown even if he was a GOP moby. No sir, the embarrassment belongs with the SC Democratic Party, unless they can somehow blame it on the Diebolds. Surely can't blame ACORN.
Besides, who's going to order the investigation? If his own party does and they determine he was duly elected with no fraud it makes them look un-supportive, un-American, and perhaps racist for picking on someone who just wanted to run for office in the year of the Tea Party.
C'mon, Democrats are the party of Mr. Smith goes to DC. They live for the little guy who speaks truth to power and takes on the big establishment capitalists and such. He sounds almost perfect, an uncorrupted unknown representing the real folks who has a kinky streak for the young girls to boot--hey it's only sex.. everybody lies about sex!
Whew. It will be interesting to see how they get rid of him without causing a ruckus now that he's a nationally known figure. Wait, isn't Michelle Obama's family from South Carolina? Curioser!
Here's some local goop from SC, including three conspiracy theories...
Theory three: The ballots were flipped.Unless a big smoking gun emerges soon the Dems are in deep doo-doo in pursuing this as a scandal. Perhaps the closest thing to a smoking gun, or at least a motive, is the fact a liberal Democrat somehow ran against DeMint in his primary. Hey, it's SC.
The theory goes that in many polling places the calibration of the machines could have been off and people meaning to vote for Rawl unknowingly voted for Greene. That could be backed up by the fact that Greene won Richland County, a Democratic voting area with a largely informed electorate where Rawl had campaigned and was a major presence among Democrats. Greene also won in areas with large non-black voting populations.
Rawl, however, won his home county of Charleston.
Maybe this is just an elaborate hoax perpetrated by 'the Onion' to see how close people were paying attention. But have to wonder--if it's a law that candidates must file with the FEC when running, and Greene did not, why don't they just enforce the law? Otherwise, what's the point of a law?