Wednesday, December 19, 2012
State Rep. Todd Rutherford told members of the media that Lillian McBride would resign.
Update: After Rep. Todd Rutherford (D-Richland) told Patch that Lillian McBride would resign effective Jan. 8, McBride issued a contridictory statement saying she had not resigned. Her statement follows: Dear valued members of the press: This is to inform you that I have not submitted my resignation to the Board of Elections and Voter Registration or to the members of the Richland County Legislative Delegation. Any discussion of this is entirely premature and erroneous. Sincerely, Lillian McBride Original post follows: The election director who has been at the center of much of the election-day criticism will resign without severance effective Jan. 8, a state representative told Patch. At a Legislative Delegation meeting Wednesday, …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
After denial from the Richland County Election Commission, the group will seek a new election from the state commission.
Just days after the Richland County election commission turned down a protest for a new election, the group seeking re-do announced they will go to the state election commission. Former County Council candidate Michael Letts has been asking for a new election since Nov. 7. He states six points of contention for the protest including the lack of voting machines. Read more about the Richland County Election Scandal here. The announcement in full reads below: The citizens group protesting the Richland County sales tax increase referendum will take the issue to the State Election Commission. Michael Letts, representing several dozen citizens who believe the county’s Nov. 6 elections weren’t valid because they were held in violation of state…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The meeting is at 4 p.m. in the fourth floor conference room at 2020 Hampton Street.
There are only a few items on the agenda for the special called meeting of the Richland County Election Commission today. However, one of those items is to discuss the Attorney General's opinion about the authority of the board to terminate the director. Patch will be providing updates throughout the meeting. The agenda follows: Keep up with all of Patch's coverage of South Carolina politics by following us on FacebookHERE and Twitter HERE.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Dead voters may not have voted after all
Apparently, dead men aren't actually voting. The South Carolina Election Commission on Wednesday disputed claims that more than 900 dead voters cast ballots during the 2010 election. Election Commission Director Marci Andino testified before the House Election Laws Subcommittee that her staff had confirmed a small sample of the dead voter claims to be false. DMV Director Kevin Shwedo initially made the claim about the dead voters in early January, and South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson then ordered an investigation. Andino said the Election Commission received the names of six suspected dead voters in Abbeville County and confirmed that, in fact, none of the voters had cast a post-mortem ballot. "Charges of voter fraud are serious…