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South Carolina Primary: Tea Party Groups To Help Candidates Get On November Ballot

05/14/2012 03:49 pm ET | Updated Jul 14, 2012

"We got a real problem with corruption in South Carolina," said Talbert Black of the Palmetto Liberty PAC. "I think what we're witnessing is the result of absolute power being held by the General Assembly."

To do this, groups will work to get voters to sign petitions for candidates, regardless of political party, that were told they couldn't appear on the June primary ballots, Black said.

To get on the November ballot, each will have to get signatures of 5 percent of the voters within the district they are hoping to represent. This can range from hundreds to thousands of signatures in a large county or district.

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