James Island man runs both as Green, petition candidate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina man nominated by the Green Party for a state House seat is submitting signatures to also run as a petition candidate.

Eugene Platt of James Island presents signatures to the South Carolina Election Commission on Tuesday to get his name on the ballot twice for House District 115.

Platt says if the petition is accepted, votes for each ballot line will be combined.

In 2008, Platt tried to run for the House as a Green candidate after losing a Democratic primary.

State Democrats say Platt took a loyalty oath not to run if he lost in the primary. A judge kept him off the ballot and the state Supreme Court upheld the law preventing those who lose a primary from then running as another party's candidate.

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