Stephen Colbert South Carolina Primary
January 14, 2012 by staff
Stephen Colbert South Carolina Primary, Stephen Colbert teased the idea of entering the republican primary in South Carolina on Thursday evening, after having signed over his super PAC to Jon Stewart.
He announced to viewers Thursday on The Colbert Report that he is forming “an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for my possible candidacy for the president of the United States of South Carolina.”
Rumors of Colbert making such announcement spread after Wednesday’s telecast where Colbert learned of the results of a recent Public Policy Polling survey. The results found that 5% of South Carolina voters would vote for Colbert, putting him behind Rick Perry by 2%, but beating out Jon Huntsman, who had only 4%.
However, the chances of Colbert making the ballot for the republican primary in South Carolina are slim to none. CNN spoke with South Carolina Election Commission spokesperson, Chris Whitmire who said there “won’t even be a way for someone to do that because it’s not allowed under the law.”
CNN went on to explain that Colbert had missed the Nov. 1 filing deadline to get his name on the GOP primary ballot, with Whitemire adding that there would be no write-in space in neither the electronic or paper ballots in accordance with the law.
The only obstacle that was legally stopping Colbert from entering the presidential race was the fact that he owned a political action committee. The Colbert Super PAC, which receives its funding from viewers and fans all across the country, has been used to endorse Rick “Parry,” — that’s Parry with an A for America — as well as expose the absurd laws and regulations of PACs that candidates often find ways around.
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