Group calling for new Richland County elections

Group calling for new Richland County elections

Group calling for new Richland County elections

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 10:19 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Some in Richland County are calling for new elections after issues including hours-long delays at the polls, vote counting issues and a court-ordered recount.
 
Voters and at least one candidate are gathering Monday at the Richland County administration building to make their case for new elections.
 
The event is organized by Michael Letts, a Republican who unsuccessfully challenged County Councilman Jim Manning last week. Letts says county officials used too few machines and also says there were issues with voters who tried to submit straight-party ballots.
 
On Tuesday, state legislators from the Columbia area are questioning county election officials about the Election Day problems. The state Supreme Court is considering Republicans' request to overrule a circuit judge's decision to recount votes in a disputed House race.

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