According to sources close toVierdsonian Democracy the S.C. GOP may be involved in caging activities, which have been a very contraversial activity in places like Ohio.
Apparently, the state party has been sending out massive amounts of mailpieces...
word is that they’re taking mailings that are returned as “non-deliverable” to conduct challenges to the voter registration rolls.
Don’t know if it’s true, but John’s sources say it is. And, it’s a little messed up. The Republican Party in this state couldn’t be more powerful. Why is the state GOP pulling this?
The reality is, as First read has pointed out, that this year does promise huge turnout. In places like South Carolina where the national punditocracy believes this turnout will be high especially among the Young and African American population could pose an interesting situation. While locally the Obama Campaign and SCDP are cautiously optimistic they know that winning South Carolina has always been an outside chance especially when you consider the folks in Jesus Land. But there was always the second best scenario, that such turnout could purple this state and make the race here within low low single digits.
And in that is the rub.
While SC GOP's Baghdad Bob is want to deny deny deny the fact that even here in Columbia NEW voter registrations have increased exponentially (and therefore could be reflected across the state) if South Carolina is close - then what does that mean for dear Katon and his goals and aspirations to be Grand Poobah of the party nationally?
So, IF the evidence plays out and the GOP in South Carolina is trying to purge the rolls and contest voters - no matter how much ignorant blabber comes from certain quarters - it means they're scared. And even if they're not overly frightened by a flip they're obviously worried about how close it may end up being, enough to possibly try drastic and questionable efforts to stop the bleeding.