CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- A judge has ruled that Rep. B.R. Skelton of Six Mile will be on November's ballot as the Republican candidate for his seat, because his winning challenger didn't properly file for the office.
Circuit Judge Thomas Cooper voided the candidacy of Skelton's opponent, Ed Harris, and said GOP Chairman Chad Connelly was correct to decertify Harris last month.
Skelton lost to Harris by 73 votes in the June 12 primary. Skelton then challenged Harris' candidacy, saying he didn't properly file his forms. The GOP executive committee rejected the complaint June 21. But Connelly disqualified Harris when he could not produce the paperwork.
Nearly 250 candidates statewide were booted from primary ballots following state Supreme Court decisions on improperly filed paperwork.
Harris will be on the ballot as a petition candidate.