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SCDP Statement on Charleston County Judge’s Decision Regarding Sheriff Candidate Alan Ali

Apr 23, 2024

In response to the Court’s decision regarding the certification of Charleston County Sheriff’s candidate Alan Ali, South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Christale Spain released the following statement:

“Today’s ruling affirms the Party’s right to determine who can access our primary ballot. We take this responsibility seriously. Our process is both transparent and fair. We will continue to ensure candidates for the Democratic nomination are not attempting to mislead Democratic primary voters by actively exploring running for office under the banner of another political party.” 

“Mr. Ali has every right to run for Sheriff in the General Election. South Carolina state law provides multiple avenues for a candidate to access the ballot. It is not our Party’s responsibility to give a Republican or member of any other political Party access to the Democratic Party’s Primary ballot.” 

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