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Stephen Colbert threw his hat in the ring for South Carolina’s presidential primary, even if there is no apparent way for him to get votes.

He’s not on the ballot, and according to CNN, the state does not allow write-ins.

But that didn’t stop him.

“I’m proud to announce I plan to form an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for my candidacy in the United States of South Carolina,” Colbert said on his show on Thursday.

His SuperPAC, Citizens for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, is being handed over to Jon Stewart because of laws barring candidates from coordinating with such committees.

Clearly my fellow South Caroliniacs see me as the only Mitternative,” Colbert said.

What Colbert can do is move up in the polls. He’s apparently emboldened by a recent poll showing him at 5%, ahead of Jon Huntsman.