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Civil Rights – Election Law – S.C. ‘Sore Loser’ Statute (access required)

Although South Carolina’s “sore loser” statute operated to deprive the Green Party of its preferred candidate on the general ballot, after this same candidate lost the Democratic Party nomination, the 4th Circuit says the statute, as applied to the Green Party candidate, is not unconstitutional. Appellant Eugene Platt sought to become a “fusion” candidate who would ...

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