S.C. Dems hearing protest over Senate primary

Vic Rawl, a former South Carolina judge and lawmaker, announces on Monday, June 14, 2010, in North Charleston, S.C., that he formally will protest the results of the June 8 primary for the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat. Mr. Rawl lost to political unknown Alvin Greene. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)Vic Rawl, a former South Carolina judge and lawmaker, announces on Monday, June 14, 2010, in North Charleston, S.C., that he formally will protest the results of the June 8 primary for the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat. Mr. Rawl lost to political unknown Alvin Greene. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
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If the Democrats order a new election, it could take as much as a month to schedule because any new balloting must be cleared by the U.S. Justice Department, Mr. Parmley said. Both parties must certify their candidates by Aug. 16 for the general election.

Associated Press writer Susanne M. Schafer contributed to this report.

 

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