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Lindsey Graham is Going Down! (Mega-Update from the Grassroots)

Good morning Daily Paul, I'm here to give everybody an update on how the liberty movement is doing against Lindsey Graham in South Carolina.


Lindsey Graham needs over 50% of the vote to win since South Carolina is a runoff state. If he gets less than 50%, the top two vote-getters will then face off in a head to head election two weeks later. Now Winthrop released its April polling among South Carolina residents recently, and the majority of South Carolinians are still saying they're tired of Graham. 42.8% of all respondents approve of Graham and only 39.6% of registered voters approve of Graham. Multiple Republican Party County Chapters throughout the state have also censured Graham, including Graham's home county!

However outsiders are led to believe Lindsey Graham is coasting to victory. Many probably have seen a report making itself through the media outlets recently, talking about how Graham has successfully navigated through his challengers and is now going to win. This report was mysteriously published almost everywhere, including the front page of Yahoo! News. I have it on good authority that the article most likely got its legs from the Graham campaign. It was obviously fake to any grassroots supporter in South Carolina that may have read it. Considering Graham's approval ratings are suffering, he's being censured in many counties throughout the state, and that Graham isn't winning local straw polls.


In 2012, a large field of candidates ran against Establishment pick David Dewhurst for the Texas Senate seat; Texas was also a runoff state. Dewhurst was not able to get over 50% of the vote, he came up short with 45% of the vote. So who came in second? Ted Cruz with 34% of the vote. In the runoff Cruz easily defeated Dewhurst.


So why is this relevant? According to the polls, Graham is performing worse than Dewhurst did in Texas. Graham can't even get support from 40% of registered voters in South Carolina. This means that it is very likely Graham is going into a runoff with one of his challengers. And if Graham goes into a runoff, it's very likely he isn't going to make it out.


Even better news is that challenger Lee Bright is a strong ally to the liberty movement. He endorsed Ron Paul in the South Carolina 2012 primary and Ron Paul endorsed Bright for his re-election later that year. Bright even did an interview for the Daily Paul! On top of being a liberty lover, he's winning the straw polls. Bright just recently won the Charleston GOP straw poll, which is home to another one of the challengers. Making it clear that Bright is going to be the runoff challenger to Graham.



Even if you don't live in South Carolina, you can still help the state out. Bright just recently unveiled a new TV ad that just body slams Lindsey Graham and Bright needs the funding to run it statewide. Graham has a war chest of over $8 million dollars, so the grassroots must come together! There's two goals: get Graham under 50% (which is being done) and make sure the top challenger with the most votes is Lee Bright. I would encourage any South Carolinian to get involved in this race and help Lee Bright. If you don't have time or don't live in South Carolina, a donation to put this anti-Lindsey Graham ad on TV would go a very long way.


Here's Brights website: www.brightforsenate.com

I should also add: Bright has been endorsed by the National Republican Liberty Caucus, Gun Owners of America, Rep. Steve Stockman, and Rep. Thomas Massie.

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This just made my day!Come on SC!!!!

Thank you for posting this update!

My family and I are here in SC and are supporting Lee Bright all the way!

We have bumperstickers on all the cars, we have received signs from the campaign and have/are putting them up all around town, and have donated what little we could...

Don't forget everyone, that this is a race for U.S. Senate seat, so this effects the entire country, not just the state of South Carolina!

Lee Bright needs all the help he can get to defeat an establishment RINO like Lindsey Graham!

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Good job dude!


"I'm Ron Paul." - Ron Paul

Did Graham Really Defend Obamacare?

That part of the commercial seemed a little misleading.

It had the audio of a report about Graham defending Obama's NSA policies, preceded by a graphic that reads "defending Obamacare" with the "care" disappearing.

A little over the edge, IMHO, if Graham didn't truly defend Obamacare.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

He was the only Republican

He was the only Republican who voted for Kagan on the Supreme Court.

Okay I Think That's Relevant -- Thanks


"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

Sent $25.

Sent $25.

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds”
-Sam Adams

Has there been any analysis

Has there been any analysis of this particular race by Nathan Silver?

Money Bomb for Lee here at DP? I will start it off with a $100

donation. Got to run, appt to go to. Will be back to post my donation receipt here. ( : We can't let Graham win again. Adele


Done: Donated to Lee Bright $100 to Beat Lindsey Graham!

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It's a great feeling when

It's a great feeling when people from other states help out!

It's always nice to know your

It's always nice to know your donation goes to firing Graham.

Thank you for your nice comments Vots!

(: Adele


It may be a good idea, if we have some

of our own people outside of the voting places to do some exit polling. Just a thought, since I don't have much faith when it comes to counting the votes.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

I can try to do that...

In my county...

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Excellent! Thanks, Lawmanjed.

Any eyewitness news you might be able to give us would be helpful in getting a better picture of what kind of elections we can look forward to now and in the near future.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

I've never done that before... Any tips?


Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Check with local election authorities for guidelines.

Usually there is a limit as to how close you can be to the actual polling place (usually anywhere from 20 to 50 feet away). Informally, you can just mill around (using the legal limits) and nicely ask people who they voted for. Let them know you are doing an informal poll.

Even if you decide not to do a poll, you can still get a feeling about how people voted and why they voted that way just by talking to people before or after they vote. Make sure you place yourself at a legal distance.

If you've worked with any Ron Paul grassroots people in your area in the past, you might want to contact them for assistance.

Thanks for wanting to help us know what went on that day. I still think there are too many candidates and a lot of the votes will be flipped to Graham. Good luck!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Well that's good to hear.

I keep reading articles saying he has the election in the bag.
TOO MANY commercials for Graham [and they're sickening] - have not seen any for Bright yet.

Money talks.

Bright gets my vote regardless of how much money he can put into tv ads.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Yes Graham has $8 million, so

Yes Graham has $8 million, so you're not going to be him in ad exposure. But people can be smart enough to see through the BS if Bright can get this ad up that shows Graham exactly who he is.

And when the narcissist

And when the narcissist Graham screams for an election lawyer you tell him to 'shut up!, you don't get a lawyer! You're an enemy combatant.'

God speed South Carolina. Get that psychopath away from public office as soon as possible.

Good one! LOL

Good one! LOL

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?


Everyone has a vested interest in getting rid of Lindsey Graham. I hope we all share Lee Bright's information to people in every state.

Please include #SC4Liberty so that we can start compiling liberty candidates and info in one trending location. I have been using #WA4Liberty with a lot of success.

Graham needs his pink slip,

Graham needs his pink slip, and a noose.

This is glorious!

But everyone make sure you have a valid photo ID before you vote! If you don't have a driver's license, take documentation down to your nearest DMV (for proof of identity) and get a Voter ID ASAP!


Lindsey Graham is going down. In the men's room.

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

Great job, Vots

I have forwarded this :-)

Lee Bright. For Liberty. For Senate.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul