By David Jackson, USA TODAY

CHARLOTTE - Yet another Nazi reference at the Democratic convention.

The chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party today compared Nikki Haley, the state's Republican governor, to Hitler mistress Eva Braun.

Noting that Republicans are holding opposition press briefings in a basement studio at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Dick Harpootlian told a South Carolina delegation breakfast today: "She was down in the bunker a la Eva Braun."

Earlier this week, John Burton, the chairman of the California Democratic Party, accused Republican running mate Paul Ryan of using the "big lie" technique of Hitler propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

And Pat Lehman, the dean of the Kansas Democratic delegation, referred to Hitler himself when protesting Republican claims that they want voter identification laws to prevent voter fraud.

"It's like Hitler said, if you're going to tell a lie, tell a big lie," Lehman said. "And if you tell it often enough and say it in a loud enough voice, some people are going to believe you."

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