Alvin Greene: Too Good To Be True?

He may have won the primary election on Tuesday, but it appears that Alvin Greene could also be a short-lived nominee:
[T]hree different teams of experts in election data analysis are combing through the results in the state’s 46 counties and already turning up some eye-opening trend lines.

The review is in response to the shocking victory by 32-year-old Alvin Greene, who, despite never giving a campaign speech or running any television or radio ads, managed to handily defeat Rawl 59 percent to 41 percent. The state party chairwoman has already asked Greene to step aside, and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) has speculated that he might be a Republican plant.

Greene has pledged to remain in the race and said he has “always been a Democrat.”

While Ludwig cautioned that the campaign is not jumping to any conclusions, he said the experts, who volunteered their services, have already uncovered some “curious” findings in the election data.

One potential red flag: A significant difference between the results of absentee and election day ballots.

According to Ludwig, of the state’s 46 counties, half have a disparity of greater than 10 percentage points between the absentee and election day ballots.
While I think that the idea of Greene being a Republican 'plant' is pretty weak, I will concede that it is very odd that a virtually literally unknown candidate could be a career pol by an 18-point margin.

Although, I suppose that strange things happen in politics...