South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer has released the results of a polygraph that he says prove he did not push the story of an affair between Larry Marchant, his former campaign consultant, and Nikki Haley, Bauer’s opponent in the GOP gubernatorial primary.
Bauer on Monday released the results of a lie detector test he says he took Sunday night in Columbia, administered by an independent, FBI-certified polygrapher. Bauer says another independent, certified polygrapher reviewed the charts Monday to verify the result.
“The voters now know that I had absolutely nothing to do with the unfortunate revelations made about Ms. Haley in the last two weeks,” said Bauer.
Bauer had previously told WCSC in Charleston that he would “absolutely” take a polygraph about his own rumored sexual history, as he has asked Haley to do. No questions about that subject were included in Bauer’s polygraph exam, however.
All of this smacks of a desperate stunt by Bauer, with voters going to the polls tomorrow. He is fourth in a field of four in the GOP primary in the most recent poll of the race, with Haley in the lead. In the same poll, most voters (54%) also said they did not believe the allegations against Haley.