David Axe has a new graphic novel out, The Accidental Candidate: The Rise And Fall Of Alvin Greene
, along with co-writer Cory Hutchins and artist Blue Delliquanti.
Remember Greene? He was the odd, unemployed guy facing pornography charges who improbably won the Democratic Senate primary in South Carolina a few years ago after doing zero campaigning. It's interesting to go back and read through the whole story. There were a lot of theories at the time about faulty voting machines or Greene being a GOP plant, but it seems he is just some incredibly odd man who, for reasons that aren't entirely clear to even him, took our election system for a ride – a system where simply having your name appear first on a ballot could propel you into the Senate.