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The bad news is that a primary election that attracts today’s predicted 25 to 35 percent of registered voters is considered “high turnout.” Sigh.

The good news is, because of that low turnout, you and your friends’ votes count for more. In short, you have the capacity to swing a close election to your way of thinking.

That’s particularly important in today’s sheriff’s race in Richmond County, where voters are replacing the retiring Sheriff Ronnie Strength.

It’s so important that great numbers of Republicans are choosing to cast Democratic ballots in order to vote for Democratic sheriff’s candidate Capt. Scott Peebles, far and away the best man in the race. If more voters, particularly on-the-fence voters, did that today, Peebles could make a go at winning the race without a runoff. It would take a huge surge today by civic-minded voters, since the field is so crowded.

But with the turnout so low, just a few thousand votes could do it.

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constituent
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constituent 07/30/12 - 11:48 pm
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Scott Pebbles a Republican

Scott Pebbles a Republican are stooping to the lowest to win by decieving voters as a Democrat.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/31/12 - 04:09 am
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Vote Republican and Let's Take Back America

Get your Republican ticket and vote for Wright McLeod. The starting line is here!!!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/31/12 - 05:09 am
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Oughta Be a Law

Amusing that someone can run for sheriff under false pretenses.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/31/12 - 06:15 am
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Pound away AC

Soo funny....you pound the Rep. vote all day everyday...but wait...NOT HERE....
South Augusta ....vote for safety...vote to stop the senseless breakins...the hit & runs....someone who cares & lives in S Augusta...vote for Freddie!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/31/12 - 06:37 am
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Don't Let the Nightclub Mob Gain Control

Don't let the nightclub mob gain control of the RCSO. Be smart voters.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/31/12 - 06:53 am
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Keep the SnakeLady out of the

Keep the SnakeLady out of the RCSO.

zippy
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zippy 07/31/12 - 06:55 am
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Vote Pebbles for sheriff and

Vote Pebbles for sheriff and Overstreet for judge

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 07/31/12 - 02:22 pm
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Partisan vs. Non-Partisan

The Sheriff's race should NOT be partisan and the Mayor's and Commission races SHOULD be. Rationale?
The Sheriff is not a political position. Politics should never enter into the job he's tasked to do. The opposite is true for the Mayor and Commissioners. In most large cities Mayors and Commissioners have to declare party affiliation. Not that I'm crazy about either party right now, but for the Sheriff's candidates to be required to declare a party, but those who make the laws NOT be required to strikes me as backwards....

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/31/12 - 02:57 pm
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Talk about cheap shots

Because I made fun with the snake lady and Peebles campaign manager being a former night club guy, someone in the media looked up the story of the funeral of a stripclub owners wife and checked who the pall bearers were. Come to find out former sheriff Charlie Webster was one. Another was someone else important that there's no need to slam. It was said these people are linked to Silas. This is absolutely backwards from the REAL situation as we know.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/31/12 - 05:38 pm
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If Peebles loses, I'm famous

If Peebles loses, I'm famous wearing my little "Riverman" name tag at the party, sipping the free liquor and hugging the second cousin groupies of the winner. If Peebles wins, I'm taking the long way around through Burke County to get to work and driving 45 mph all the way.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/31/12 - 05:38 pm
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RM

"If he wins, I'm taking the long way around through Burke County to get to work."

There is some real truth in that statement!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/31/12 - 05:43 pm
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CGee, I'll just put an Obama

CGee, I'll just put an Obama for President bumper sticker on my truck and I won't get pulled over. Or slip in the back way.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/31/12 - 05:44 pm
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RM

You could also invest in a Brown Suit too.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/31/12 - 05:44 pm
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Cgee, let's hope things went

Cgee, let's hope things went the right way with McLeod and Sanders in Richmond Cty.

willie7
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willie7 07/31/12 - 05:47 pm
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Roundtree , the winner. I
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Roundtree , the winner.
I have figured it out---Silas will take a bunch of votes from Peeples, but Ivey won't get but a few. Therefore, Roundtree will be our next sheriff.
"Tree, the sheriff to be!!!
Count my words!!!!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/31/12 - 05:49 pm
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