Hunting for Alvin Greene voters

By Tom Roussey - bio l email

ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - Despite being an unemployed accused felon who lives with his dad, Alvin Greene received 100,000 votes and won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in South Carolina.  He also won 42 of 46 counties.

Friday we wanted to find folks who say they voted for Greene, but found it wasn't easy.

Most folks shopping at the Bi-Lo in Rock Hill said they had not voted for Greene.

"I think he should not be running," Vivian Bryson told us.  She's not happy that Greene is accused of showing obscene pictures to a University of South Carolina student.

We did find one person outside the store who says he voted for Greene.

Maurice Sutter says he voted for him.  He says he didn't know who Greene was but had friends who told him to vote for Greene.

"They were like, 'oh I picked this guy.'  So I was like, I'm going to pick him too," Sutter said.

One other man who voted for Greene lives a long way from Rock Hill.  Our sister station talked to a neighbor of Green's in rural Clarendon County.

The neighbor said he didn't even know Greene was running for U.S. Senate, but saw his name on the ballot and voted for him.

Although the state Democratic party is asking Greene to step down because of the felony charge, he's so far refused.  He's set to face Republican incumbent Jim DeMint in November, and has even challenged DeMint to a debate.