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Andre Bauer, South Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor 2002-2010, May Run for Governor as an Independent

According to this story, Andre Bauer may be an independent candidate for Governor of South Carolina in 2014. He was elected Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina as a Republican in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. The Governor who was elected in 2002 and 2006 was Mark Sanford. In South Carolina, Governor and Lieutenant Governor are elected separately.

South Carolina has never had an independent candidate for Governor on a government-printed ballot. South Carolina has only had government-printed ballots since 1950. Before 1950, ballots were privately prepared. South Carolina has a straight-ticket device, so if Bauer does run as an independent, he will be injured by the device. Independent candidates don’t have a straight-ticket device. Voters who use the straight-ticket device might vote without even seeing Bauer’s name on the ballot.

Conceivably Bauer could run as a minor party candidate. Americans Elect is still ballot-qualified in South Carolina, as is the Independence Party. Thanks to PoliticalWire for the link.

2 Responses

  1. Deemer from California

    Richard:
    Isn’t the Constitution Party ballot qualified in South Carolina?

  2. Justin Alexander

    Rep, Dem, Const, Green, Labor, Lib, Working Families, Independence, United Citizens. I think Americans Elect, but I could be wrong. One of them did. Working Families usually fusion with Dem.

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