Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Vic Rawl is set to tell a committee of Democrats his upset loss to unknown Alvin Greene is the fault of unreliable electronic voting machines that witnesses say malfunctioned.
The committee will consider overturning the election that has Greene, an unemployed Army veteran who is facing a felony obscenity charge, set to represent the party against Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint.
Greene earned 60 percent of primary votes last week. A hearing that will determine whether those results will stand is underway in Columbia before an overflow crowd there to hear evidence of voting irregularities lodged by Rawl.
The executive committee has convened, minutes after copies of Rawl's protest is distributed. His protest is based on three factors: