Longshot

Alvin Greene to Stay on Senate Ballot

No one said our legal system was perfect. Despite a pornography-related indictment on Friday, Alvin Greene, the obscure man who won S.C.'s Democratic Senate primary this year, is still in the running against Republican Jim DeMint. “This is not grounds for him to be removed,” former state Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian told Politico. “Being indicted in no way affects his eligibility to run. If he were to be elected, it would be up to the U.S. Senate.” While state party chairman Carol Fowler has asked for Greene to be removed from the ticket, officials have found no law that would force his removal. What’s more, if Greene gets convicted or is proven guilty, not even that could remove him from the ballot. If Green is convicted, though, he could see up to five years in the slammer.