Here's the money quote from this article:
Another council member, Charleston Democratic Party Chairman Waring Howe, was more blunt: "Over my dead body will Colbert's name be on the ballot."There's a lot of funny stuff in the article. For example, running as a Republican in South Carolina costs $35,000, so Colbie won't be doing that. $35,000 grand for one state? Just as the founders intended!
I wonder if the man behind the Colbert character is getting a little frustrated with the real life hurdles screwing up his joke. Maybe he should get into politics.
VIDEO: Colbert addresses the filing fees on the show. He announces that he will not pay $35,000 to the Republican Party.